Phase 1 (KS1 and KS2)
Pupils in phase 1 have many opportunities to explore the numbers and shapes in a variety of different sensory and discrete ways. We employ Numicon and Active Maths as well as other strategies to deliver the maths. Maths is taught everyday with the time being dictated by the level of the pupil and their needs and concentration at that time. There are many opportunities for the maths to extend into their sand and water play in KS1 and into their topic based learning, lego and computer coding work in KS2.
Phase 2 (KS3 and year 10)
Maths is being delivered through the Innovative Learning Projects (ILP) developed by Cornerstones. The objectives from the new KS2 and KS3 curriculum for maths are being mapped to the new topics allowing for plenty of repetition with changing contexts and skills development to aid the development of generalisation. This repetition of skills is vital for our pupils especially those who struggle with recall and slow processing. The extra year allows these skills to mature and really provide an excellent grounding for those moving onto accreditation in phase 3. (See curriculum information for current ILP’s)
Many opportunities are taken to go out of the classroom and practise maths skills in places such as Redcar Racecourse, local orienteering routes and geocaching in the local area.
Phase 3 (Year 11 and post-16)
Maths is delivered in vocational and discrete lessons throughout the phase 3 curriculum. The emphasis here is on developing functional maths skills and maths skills for working life. The cafe provides both work experience and the opportunity to use their maths skills in money management whilst the preparation of the food allows them to apply measurement skills. The enterprise curriculum extends their knowledge of money into profit and loss and keeping abreast of costs when building/creating products. The different areas of enterprise allow for different aspects of maths eg. using angles and shapes in D&T, measuring cloth and materials in Textiles, creating parallel lines and planting seeds at appropriate distances in Land Based Studies.
In discrete maths lessons pupils are studying for appropriate qualifications. This can take the form of Entry Level qualifications, GCSE and Level 1 and 2 qualifications. The pathway for accreditation is determined on their prior learning and their requirements for future learning. We attend events that extend pupils learning in maths to thetype of maths they may study in the future through attending events organised by the Further Maths Support Programme (FMSP) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) centres.
Alongside Maths lessons, targeted pupils from Phase 2 participate in the Catch-Up Numeracy programme. This is designed to raise attainment in Numeracy in a 1:1 setting and identifies exactly where the areas for development are in a structured programme. This is delivered by one of our intervention staff.
Maths Puzzle Day at Beverley School
On 13th March 2017, we had a maths puzzle day in school for the students in Phase 1 and Phase 2. The Puzzle Company brought a selection of activities for the students to explore and solve either on their own or in small groups. Take a look below: