Curriculum Information

 

Please see information on our curriculum overview here.

Mathematics at Greenwood

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-So far at Greenwood, over 800,000 questions have been answered correctly by Greenwood pupils!

-We are within the top 10 schools in our wider area for accuracy percentage of correct questions answered-WOW!

-Please encourage your child to continue to practise at home to increase both speed and accuracy! 

Well done everyone!

Our principles for teaching mathematics

-The expectation that the vast majority of children can achieve the age related expectation

-The large majority of children can progress through the maths curriculum at broadly the same rate

-Keen emphasis on deepening knowledge and understanding through individual support and intervention

-Staff carefully craft lessons and resources to foster a deep understanding for all pupils

-Our teaching is underpinned by careful and thoughtful curriculum design

-Encouragement of consistent practise of key skills to ensure these are consolidated in any child's learning

-Interventions are focussed on a 'keep up' rather than a 'catch up' basis

-Clear focus on questioning to lead and direct our children's learning 

 

 How are mathematics lessons structured at Greenwood?

  1. Anchor Task

Each lesson starts with an 'anchor task', which is the way in which we introduce the lesson to the children and find out about any of the prior knowledge the children have. This is also a great tool for your child's teacher to assess who made need additional support or challenge. 

       2.Guided Practise

This is the element of the lesson where your child's class teacher guides the lesson towards the children achieving the learning objective through probing questioning, examples and strategies for answering similar questions

      3. Independent Practise 

The children are given the opportunity to independently practise the skills that have been explored throughout the lesson. This gives children the opportunity to become resilient learners. 

     4. Challenge

Children are given the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the day's learning through a 'challenge' question. Children are then encouraged to challenge their friends and answer peer questions. 

 Please see our Mathematics Policy for further information. 

Parental Engagement  

 

 We have recently held a Maths Workshop for EYFS, Key Stage One and Two parents that was well received. 

The children enjoyed teaching their parents about the way in which they are taught maths at Greenwood. 

Parents had the opportunity to see their child in a maths lesson during out Maths Open Afternoon and came to a maths lesson of their own from our talented teachers.

Thank you to all of those parents that supported your child!

Parent Feedback

"It's nice to know what my child is learning in maths and how it is taught. The way that the teacher showed us how the children learn to add bigger numbers was totally different from the way I learned'. 

'It was helpful that the walls in the classroom showed what the children were learning that week' 

'This year, my child loves maths. She feels more confident to have a go'.

Here are some of our 'Help at Home' booklets for Maths!

Maths at Greenwood.

Maths at Greenwood Year 2.

Year 3-Parents Workshop

Year 4- Parents Workshop

Year 5 - Parents Workshop - Fractions.

Year 5- Parents Workshop- Four Operations. 

Year 6 Parents Workshop

Pupil entitlement for English in our school

In English, all children will… 

Master the ability to Communicate by:

  • Having the opportunity to rehearse ideas verbally
  • Talking with partners and in groups
  • Experiencing opportunities to extend vocabulary by hearing good role models who use Standard English
  • Having the chance to learn through drama and story telling
  • Providing a wide range of experiences that expand their understanding
  • Children being supported to communicate effectively at their level

 

Master the ability to Read by:

  • Accessing a wide range of quality texts
  • Quality first teaching in the teaching and application of reading skills
  • Having the opportunity to learn and apply a range of different strategies
  • Showing understanding and expressing themselves creatively
  • Being given the opportunity to communicate with authors
  • Having the time to enjoy reading
  • Developing a personal reading identity

 

Master the ability to Write by:

  • Experiencing hooks to inspire and engage
  • Being exposed to and use new vocabulary
  • Experiencing different genres
  • Having a clear purpose and audience
  • Having the opportunity to publish and share
  • Editing and improving through self and peer assessment
  • Having access to creative and imaginative models that inspire self-motivated high expectations
  • Building upon and mastering new techniques

Great Readers, Writers and Communicator’s…

* Are confident to have a go

* Show perseverance and resilience

* Tackle challenges with enthusiasm

* Use strategies when you’re stuck

* Make relevant links across the curriculum

* Express and justify opinions in an appropriate way

* Use your resourcefulness to satisfy your curiosity

* Demonstrate your creativity

* Independently apply skills in different contexts

  • Use Standard English to communicate articulately
  • Love Reading and Writing!

English Policy at Greenwood.

Our School Day:

8.50am - School Starts (Registers Close at 8.55am) 

3.15pm - School Finishes 

A Parents/Carers Guide To The New National Curriculum

  Please click the notepad to access the changes that have taken place in the curriculum. 

Testing Arrangements

Year 1 - Children in Year 1 are required to undertake their Phonics Screening Assessment. This takes place after May Half Term each year. Our staff are brilliant at preparing the children for this and making them as relaxed as possible.

If you require any information in how to support your child or any extra information about the tests then please see your child's class teacher. 

Year 2 - Children in Year 2 are required to undertake their SATs tests. This will test your child's abilities in Reading, Mathematics and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. These tests are not taken within any time restrictions are are issued in school at the end of May. Our staff work tirelessly to prepare the children for these tests. 

If you require any information in how to support your child or any extra information about the tests then please see your child's class teacher. 

Year 6 - Children in Year 6 are required to undertake their SATs tests. This will test your child's abilities in Reading, Mathematics and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. These tests are sat under time restrictions in test conditions (the desk are serated, the classroom is covered and the children sit in silence). Staff work throughout the juniors to support your children for these tests. 

If you require any information in how to support your child or any extra information about the tests then please see your child's class teacher. 

All Year Groups - Children's learning is continually assessed in every lesson they take part in, against the objectives taken from the National Curriculum. These on going assessments are used to inform teachers of where your child is at in relation to where they should be for their age as well as informing future planning and teaching to meet their needs. 

If you have any questions regarding your child's learning please make an appointment with your child's class teacher as soon as possible. 

The National Curriculum 

Please find below the National Curriculum Documents that each year group follows. If you have any questions about these documents please contact your child's class teacher, who will be happy to help. 

Early Years (Caterpillars and Butterflies)  Key Stage 1 & 2 (Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6) 

Greenwood's Approach to Phonics

Greenwood's Approach to Phonics

Our Long Term Plans

Please find below copies of our Long Term Plans - these explain what each year group will be covering throughout the year.

Foundation Stage Year 1 Year 2
Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Year 6