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As children progress into Year 1, the children, similarly to the Foundation Stage, will engage in many practical opportunities to learn mathematics. They will use counters, number lines, shapes, numicon and the interactive whiteboard to play fun games. The children will be involved in problem solving activities in continuous provision. They learn basic skills in Year 1 such as number bonds to 10, doubling and adding small numbers and then consolidate them further in Year 2.


To ensure lessons are consistent across the Key Stage most lessons follow the same structure. Each lesson begins with a starter, during which pupils attempt a range of activities to consolidate basic arithmetic skills. This is followed by structured teaching sequences where staff use a range of metacognitive and collaborative strategies to enable pupils to acquire new learning. These are differentiated in order for pupils to receive the appropriate level of support and challenge they require to fulfill their potential. Independent tasks are planned to assess how competently pupils can apply this learning in unfamiliar contexts and over the course of the year a range of summative assessments are used to validate teacher assessments of a pupil’s mathematical ability. Teachers and Teaching Assistants support different children throughout the week, so all children will receive adult led guided work during the independent activities.