NCETM Primary Round Up
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NCETM Primary Maths Curriculum Prioritisation Materials
To support primary schools and teachers with deciding what to teach pupils in maths for the rest of the academic year and beyond, the NCETM has produced a series of evaluation documents and a guidance video. All the materials detailed below are available on the NCETM’s dedicated Curriculum Prioritisation in Primary Maths webpage.
NCETM are regularly adding more of the very popular curriculum prioritisation materials
Planning flow chart
A flow chart is designed to help teachers review the current curriculum, plan teaching and learning for the rest of 2020/21, and review and evaluate pupils’ progress at the end of the academic year.
Year group evaluation documents
Evaluation documents are available for Years 1-6. Each document is an editable template which allows a teacher to map what pupils have learned against the ready-to-progress criteria in the DfE guidance, identify the provision that has taken place during remote learning, and add transition notes in summer 2021 for the next class teacher.
Curriculum planning grid
The curriculum planning grid maps each term of the remaining academic year week-by-week. Teachers can fill it in with details of their planned teaching, focusing on the ready-to-progress criteria and considering consolidation and review of previously taught content, small group additional teaching for those pupils who need it, and whole-class teaching of new content that can be built upon secure prerequisite conceptual understanding
A two-minute video featuring the NCETM Director for Primary, Debbie Morgan, explains how schools might approach their maths curriculum for the rest of this year, and reiterates the key message ‘Don’t try to teach everything. You can’t possibly do so effectively’.
Additional materials to support primary and secondary schools with Covid recovery, including video lessons, training materials, guidance documents and exemplification of the ready-to-progress criteria, are available on the Teaching maths through the pandemic webpage.
Features and Articles
Learning fractions shouldn’t be difficult
Do your pupils find it difficult to understand fractions? This article describes how a well-sequenced curriculum that builds conceptual understanding, in small, supported steps, can help fractions to make sense.
Teaching ordinality – more than just first, second and third
Ordinality, put simply, is where numbers come in the number system and their relationship to each other. But there’s more to it than that…
WHOLE-SCHOOL APPROACH TO LEARNING TIMES TABLES
How do you help children learn their times tables? Regular practice? Or lots of lessons that expose the mathematical structure and connections within tables? Or maybe a mix of both?
Read how groups of primary schools have been introducing a twin-track approach to times-tables learning Whole-school approach to learning times tables | NCETM