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info@springwoodacademy.org

Aughton Lane, Aston, Sheffield, S26 2AL - view location

 

 

Our curriculum principals are:

- High expectations for every child

- Fewer topics in greater depth

- Mastery for all pupils

- Number sense and place value come first!

- Problem solving is central

- Objects and pictures always before numbers and letters

- Calculate with confidence - understand the way it works

 

We provide a ‘mastery‘ curriculum at Springwood Junior Academy, this means that children in all year groups are taught key maths skills until they have a secure understanding of the concept. It embeds a deeper understanding of maths by utilising a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach so that pupils understand what they are doing rather than just learning to repeat routines (e.g. learning by rote) without grasping what is happening. Children are then provided with multiple opportunities to apply these skills to a broad range of problem solving tasks.

As with other areas of the curriculum, assessment is continuous. From the beginning of every lesson, teachers and teaching assistants will be assessing what pupils are, or are not understanding, using this to scaffold each segment of the lesson. Interventions will be both planned for and ‘same-day’, meaning that misconceptions are dealt with immediately and higher attaining pupils are challenged appropriately.

 

Times Tables

Please encourage your child to practice their times tables regularly. You can download this Times Tables Chart to help!

Below are a selection of resources you can print and use at home.

Snap Cards: Times Tables

Snap Cards: Place Value

Posters: Maths Methods