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At St Paul’s, we want children to establish an appreciation and love of reading at all stages of their learning journey. We are committed to sharing high quality and vocabulary-rich texts across the curriculum so that children may develop knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live. We encourage our pupils to discover new information and develop their comprehension skills by reading widely using both fiction and non-fiction texts which (where possible) are linked to their topics across the curriculum. We are lucky to have a wide range of books in school and class teachers select books to read aloud based on personal choices or suggestions from pupils. By the time our pupils leave St Paul's, we envisage that they will be competent readers who can recommend books to their peers, seek out books from a range of different genres including poetry and engage in discussion about authorial choices or impact on the reader. Once our pupils have unlocked the key to reading here with us at St Paul's, it is our intention that they will be able to apply their reading skills in order to access any subject in their secondary education and beyond.

  • Teachers teach daily maths lessons.

  • White Rose informs curriculum planning however it is tailored to best suit the needs of our children.

  • At the start of each unit, children in Key Stages 1 and 2 complete a pre-test so that teachers can assess what the children already know and what they need to know. From this information, teachers plan a sequence of learning to ensure that children know more and remember more. Children who need more support will receive rapid support through interventions to ensure that they keep up with their peers.

  • Each lesson is built around our mastery approach to mathematics. Children will be introduced to concepts using a range of concrete resources (dienes, bead strings, place value counters, etc) before practise their skills pictorially and abstractly. Once they have developed fluency in this area, their understanding is deepened through questions, which will test their ability to reason, before they move on to solving rich and complex problems.

  • At the end of each unit, children in Key Stages 1 and 2 will complete a post-test so that teachers can assess what the children have learnt and tailor future provision.

  • Each lesson will begin with ‘Flashback 4’ so that children have the opportunity to recall horizontal knowledge (within year group) as well as vertical knowledge (from previous year groups).

  • Throughout the week, children will have opportunities to recall number facts and times table facts through our ‘Numbot’ programme and through ‘Times Table Rockstars’.

  • Each week, children in Years 1 to 6 will take an arithmetic practise test; class teachers will use the results as formative assessment and plan ahead to close gaps in knowledge and skills.

  • Children who enjoy mathematics.

  • Children who are fluent mathematicians.

  • Children who can recall number facts speedily and competently.

  • Children who are independent learners and can choose resources to help them to learn, when they need them.

  • Children who know more and remember more.

  • Children who can apply mathematics skills confidently to a range of problems in a range of contexts.

  • Children who can talk about how mathematics is important to the world around them and to their future employment.

  • Children who achieve high attainment, in line with the national standard or better!

Key Stage One Reading Domains:
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