During our Summer Term LPS Review week, members of the Pupil Voice Group and the AoLe leader undertook classroom visits, Workbook Scrutiny and Listening to Learners activities.
We identified the following strengths related to our Action Plan:
- In nearly all classes, effective planning and teaching of cross-curricular maths enables most pupils to confidently apply their numeracy skills across a range of topics, for example in pupils in Upper KS2 pupils are able to create scatter graphs and pie charts to support their science and history enquiries.
- In all classes, carefully planned provision for Challenge and Mission tasks allow for many pupils to independently select and apply numeracy skills within self-directed learning activities. An example of this is in Lower KS2, where pupils use their knowledge of area to create designs for flying objects and problem solving skills to calculate flight prices and distances.
- Nearly all children are improving in their problem solving and reasoning skills as a result of effective use of the LPS Numeracy Scheme. For example, in Early Years children use their understanding of their class story to explore how much food will be required to feed the main character.
- Nearly all children are improving in their mental maths and problem solving skills as a result of the weekly Reasoning Sessions. This is demonstrated through the pupil’s confident approach to cross-curricular numeracy tasks, for example, pupils in Upper KS2 investigated the flow rate and volume of rivers.
Our next steps are:
- Improve application and over-learning of Place Value across the school in order to further support pupil-led learning.
- Further develop pupil-led planning of Missions and Challenges (Numeracy focus).