As a result of completing 'Listening to Learners' activities, carried out by Mr Williams and representatives from the Pupil Voice Group, pupils from various classes provided the following feedback:
- All pupils communicated an enjoyment of maths – learning new skills and being challenged.
- Nearly all children stated that they often found that the work provided challenged them and ‘didn’t like it when the work was too easy.’
- Nearly all pupils could explain the strategies they use when they find work difficult or challenging and when this happens, they rarely give up.
- Nearly all pupils could explain how maths is taught throughout the week, term and topic; including systems for homework and weekly testing.
Teaching & Learning
In addition to 'Listening to Learners', completion of Workbook Scrutiny and Incerts analysis demonstrates that:
- In all classes, most learners are challenged to work at or above the expected level for their year group.
- In all classes, more able learners are consistently working above the expected level for their year group.
- In all classes there are excellent opportunities for challenging cross-curricular Numeracy (Mega Maths) and the standard for most pupils is equal to that in their Maths lessons.
- The standard of Maths at LPS is very high with End of Phase results among the highest in the Local Authority.
Development of our Independent Learning Systems in KS2 (Missions) is due to take place in January. Therefore, the Spring Term Review Week will focus on Cross- curricular Maths, Challenge Boards (FP), Missions (KS2) and use of MyMaths.