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You are here Three Year Plan 2010 - 2013 Numeracy Year 2 (2011-2012)

Summary Plan to improve Numeracy Levels
Targets:

•  Ensure that all pupils make at least expected yearly progress in Maths: i.e. all pupils achieve at the same percentile scores as last year (as measured by standardised tests).

•  Ensure that all pupils who achieved less than expected yearly progress last year compensate for it this year - i.e. any pupil achieving lower scores in June 2011 than June 2010 must reach the previous year's levels (as measured in percentile scores).

•  Ensure that we accelerate pupils struggling in Mathematics (pupils not on their class level). Instruction for pupils struggling in Mathematics must produce substantially more than one-year's growth in ability for each year of instruction. Our target is to accelerate 5% of these struggling pupils by getting them up a class level.

•  Ensure that our identified more able and talented pupils continue to achieve at the highest levels.

Actions:
Measure
Target Group
Lead Responsibility
When?
Measure Undertaken

Ring fenced whole school timetable for Mathematics
Monday - Friday: 11.10am - 12.15am

(To ensure uninterrupted time for Maths every day)

Infants: Mon - Frid: 11.10am - 11.40am

All classes
Support Team & class teachers
All year
Continuation with Team Teaching for Maths where the pupils work within their stage of development
All classes
Support Team
All year
Mental Maths Programme
(Ten minutes daily)
All classes
All teachers
10 minutes each day
Use of concrete materials & increased emphasis in discovery learning (using the new Maths equipment purchased during the summer)
All classes
All teachers
All year

Continued emphasis on the value of rote learning - learning tables & number facts by heart.

(All pupils will sit the Ballard and Westwood Timed Arithmetic Test each month to track progress)

First - Sixth
All teachers
All year
Continued emphasis on problem solving
(Fifth & Sixth classes)
Fifth & Sixth Classes
Fifth & Sixth class teachers
All year
More use of Games for Maths such as Loop Card Games & High Interest Maths
All Classes
All teachers
All year
Continue to maintain an area in each classroom to showcase Maths ideas, understandings & language
All classes
All teachers
All year
Extend Maths rich environment into the corridors
All classes
All teachers
All year
Participation in Maths Competitions & provision of Maths Challenges (LASCO Inter School Maths Challenge & challenges & puzzles on school's website & VLE)
More Able & Talented Pupils
Mr. Roberts
All year


Analysis of Weekly Maths Challenges using our school's Virtual Learning Environment: These weekly challenges ran for 38 weeks including the Halloween, Christmas, Midterm & Easter breaks from school. 514 attempts were made by pupils to answer the challenges over the year. 45 different pupils successfully completed at least one challenge with the average success rate being 4.97 problems answered correctly.

Continuation of Homework Club
Target Pupils
Support Team & B/ECCP Co-Ordinator
October - June

Homework Club ran from October 2011 to the end of May 2012
Provision of online support for pupils through the 'Mathletics' programme for home use and weekly/fortnightly use in the Computer Room & MangaHigh when Mathletics is finished. Junior pupils to use Rainforest Maths
3rd - 6th
Miss Arrigan & Principal
September - December (Mathletics) & January - June (MangaHigh)
Whole School agreement on Procedures for Problem Solving
(RUDE: Read the problem at least twice, Underline clue words, Draw a picture, diagram, table or use concrete materials & Estimate the answer)
Fifth & Sixth Classes
Fifth & Sixth class teachers
April - end of June and continued next years
Maths Table Quizzes
3rd - 6th classes
Class Teachers
Throughout the year
Participation in Maths Week 2011: October 14th - 22nd (Senior Classes to bring in Maths Games to play with junior classes - Snakes & Ladders, Ludo etc). Middle & Senior Classes take part in Table Quiz and Daily Maths Challenge on school's VLE
All Classes
Teachers & Principal
October 14th - 22nd
Problem Solving
(Teacher modelling for 2/3 weeks, pupils working in pairs to solve problems for 2/3 weeks, then pupils working independently to solve problems.
1st - 6th
Numeracy Teacher
November - May