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You are here Three Year Plan 2013 - 2016 Numeracy Year 1 (2013-2014)

Analysis & Targets:

We are 5% above the national norm for pupils above the 98th Percentile.
(7% compared with national norm of 2%)
Minimum Target: To maintain our scores at 5% above the national norm and to work towards raising this by another 1% each year for the duration of the Three Year Plan.

We are 8% above the national norm for pupils in the 85th - 98th percentile . (22% compared with national norm of 14%)
Minimum Target: To maintain our scores at 8% above the national norm and to work towards raising this by another 1% each year for the duration of the Three Year Plan.

We are 2% above the national norm for pupils in the 51st - 84th percentile. (36% compared to 34%)
Target: To maintain our scores at 2% above the national norm and to work towards raising this by another 1% each year for the duration of the Three Year Plan.

We are 8% below the national norm for pupils in the 17th - 50th percentile . (26% compared to 34%)
Target: To move 2% of these pupils to the next band (51st - 84th percentile) in year 2013/2014, 2% in year 2014/2015 and 1% in 2015/2016 to be 3% behind national norms.

We are 5% above the national norm for pupils in the 3rd - 16th percentile . (9% compared with 14%)
Target: To maintain our scores at 5% above the national norm and to work towards raising this by another 1% each year for the duration of the Three Year Plan.

We are 2% above the national norm for pupils at or below the 2nd percentile. (0% compared to 2%).
Target: To maintain our scores at 2% above the national norm.

Strands: Skills - Percentage Correct:
Understanding Concepts & Facts 69.0%
Performing Computations & Procedures 60.5%
Solving Word Problems 43.0%

Strands - Percentage Correct :
Number 60.9%
Measure 57.2%
Shape & Space 63.5%
Algebra 66.4%
Data 58.9%

Specific Target Children in the 3rd - 16th percentile: (5)
Third Class: 4
Fourth Class: 1

Specific Target Children in the 17th - 50th percentile: (13)
Second Class: 2
Third Class: 3
Fourth Class: 0
Fifth Class: 4
Sixth Class: 4

Specific Target Children in the 51st - 84th percentile: (16)
Second Class: 6
Third Class: 0
Fourth Class: 5
Fifth Class: 3
Sixth Class: 2

Specific Target Children in the 85th - 98th percentile: (15)
Second Class: 2
Third Class: 6
Fourth Class: 1
Fifth Class: 2
Sixth Class: 4

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 - Friday: 09.10am - 09.50am

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
(5 questions daily)
All classes
All teachers
Daily
Use of concrete materials & increased emphasis in discovery learning
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 / Teacher Designed Tables Test each month to track progress)

First - Sixth
All teachers
All year

Continued emphasis on problem solving
(First - Sixth classes) Reduced number of computation sums given as homework but a written problem or two relating to the topic being taught given instead.

First - Sixth Classes
First - 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)
All pupils Pupils
All Teachers
October onwards


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

Provision of online support for pupils through the 'Mangahigh' programme for home use and weekly / fortnightly use in the Computer Room.
3rd - 6th
Maths Co-Ordinator
All Year
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)
Middle & Senior Classes
Middle & Senior Class teachers
All Year
Maths Table Quizzes
3rd - 6th classes
Class Teachers & Maths Co-Ordinator
Throughout the year
Participation in Maths Week 2013: October 12th - 20th (Middle Classes to bring in Maths Games to play with junior classes - Snakes & Ladders, Ludo etc). Middle & Senior Classes take part in Table Quiz on Wednesday 16th October and Daily Maths Challenge on school's VLE
All Classes
Teachers & Maths Co-Ordinator
October 12th - 20th
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 Teachers
Each term

End of Year Tables Test

(Pupils in 4th class are expected to be proficient in tables so they are ready for the Fifth & Sixth Class Programmes.)

4th Class
Numeracy Teacher
May 2014
Increased use of Manipulatives:  Children will have access to and use a broad range of mathematical equipment during lessons
All Classes
Teachers & Maths Co-Ordinator
All Year
Review of Numeracy Plan took place on Thursday June 5th 2014, following the analysis of standardised test results.