At Kidsgrove, Arithmetic is taught and practised daily as a discrete lesson. This is to ensure that children develop the confidence, pace and fluency with the basic skills of their year group. Arithmetic lessons are short lesson which are teacher focused and then allow children time to practise their learning. Over the week we expect to see the children's scores improve as they become increasingly fluent. For any children who are struggle, the teacher and/or TA will help and support them so that no child is left behind. Maths interventions are used to close any gaps that occur.
In EYFS and KS1 we place importance on developing a deep understanding of numbers and the number system so that children can identify patterns in their maths. We use concrete resources and pictures to help develop this through our Numbers and Patterns programme. This programme is taught daily and is used to embed skills for fluency.
It is important that children are able to complete basic maths skills fluently to help them to solve problems.