At Cubitt Town each week we teach five hours of engaging mathematical lessons with an hour focus being based one of the eight problem solving areas. Each half term we introduce a new problem solving skill and help children to embed strategies and take risks with their learning.
Teachers use ‘Talk for Maths’ games throughout their lessons and introduce new topics through maths stories to excite children about their next stage of learning. Through dynamic and ambitious teaching the children become confident and determined learners.
A written calculation policy and mental maths policy are used to show progression through the year groups. Regular formative assessment takes place at the end of each topic and is evident in children’s books; teachers record this assessment against the objectives for each term using the Tower Hamlets assessment document.