At Ravens Academy, our vision for maths is for all children to have a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and facts. We aim for children to convert short term memory to long term memory in maths so that they can move their learning onto secondary school. We want children to transform their prior knowledge and fluency into the ability to solve reasoning problems.
At Ravens Academy we use a 6-part lesson plan alongside other mastery and fluency resources such as White Rose Maths to embed a mastery approach across the school. The 6-part lesson plan includes;
Do Now/Flashback: The purpose of this is to revisit and continually build on previous knowledge and to ensure learning is not forgotten overtime. The Flashbacks consist of: a question from yesterday, a question from last week, a question from 2-3 weeks ago, a question from last term/year and a daily revisit question.
Vocabulary: This is the vocabulary part of the lesson and will include conversations about the meanings and definitions.
Starter: This is a short task which begins the daily lesson.
Develop Learning: This is the new learning part of the lesson. This is including an input and model from the teacher which provides the children with the knowledge they need to move onto their independent task. The teacher will use I Do, We Do and You do to model, teach, rehearse and practice. Vocabulary will also be explicitly taught.
Independent work: This is where the children work independently to show/evidence their new learning using their prior knowledge and new knowledge to complete independent work. All children should receive suitable challenge. Children will have access to a range of concrete, pictorial and abstract resources.
Plenary: This is where everybody comes together at the end of the lesson to assess the learning and to decide whether there are any misconceptions remaining.
At Ravens Academy we will measure the impact at the end of year 6. As children leave Ravens Academy, they will have a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and facts. Children will transform their fluency ability into the ability to solve reasoning problems. They will be mathematically ready to move onto secondary school.