This project is being undertaken by Deb Harper at South Farnham School and Tom Collins at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Guildford.
Scope of project
To develop a primary mastery curriculum which will be accompanied by a variation document providing examples of how to extend students laterally.
- Three strands:
- Arrange the KS1 and KS2 primary curriculum objectives into a coherent and progressive mastery curriculum.
- Identify which of these objectives can be taken out of numeracy and addressed in other topics
- Create examples of variation to address these objectives and to allow teachers to extend students laterally (this does not need to be a full set of worksheets but key examples of different variations which can be shared and then further developed. More than one example may be needed for each variation to show how a variation can be progressed).
By November, an outline of the order of topics had been drafted for each Year group. Teachers had begun to create resources that encouraged depth of learning and developed fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. At this stage, the White Rose Maths Hub Schemes of Learning were discovered!
Although it was nice to see that another Hub was thinking along the same lines as us, it quickly became clear that the resources that their projet was considerably further ahead than ours, and there was no point in duplicating work!
- White Rose Maths Hub
- Based in Halifax, Yorkshire
- Trinity Teaching School alliance
- Published FREE scheme of learning for KS1 and KS2
- Mastery Curriculum Model
- Fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions
Is it important to register with the White Rose Hub to ensure you are notified when new materials are produced. This package is not yet complete and further assessments and resources will be available throughout the summer term.
The White Rose Schemes of Learning give Overviews for each Year Group which detail the number of weeks that should be spent on each topic. The example below shows the overview for Year 5.
There is further information within the Schemes of Learning which details the specific learning objectives that should be taught in each topic section. The example here shows the objectives that should be covered in the 5 week fraction topic that takes place in the Spring term of Year 5.
Though this is extremely useful as a starting point, many Primary teachers we have spoken to are struggling to understand how to structure lesson plans so that these fractions objectives fill 25 lessons.
In order to address the areas highlighted by teachers, we will be working in collaboration with the White Rose Hub to produce some supplementary resources. Deb and Tom are working on producing a lesson by lesson breakdown for each topic to give teachers a better indication of how much time should be spent on each objective and how the learning could be scaffolded.
The White Rose Schemes of Learning also give some examples of questions and tasks which develop student’s fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills of each of the national curriculum statements.
The White Rose documents have been extremely well received by Primary teachers, but some have commented that they would find powerpoint resources beneficial so they can be used within lesson slides. Deb and Tom are planning on linking the powerpoint resources developed by teachers at South Farnham and St Joseph’s to selected learning objectives, providing additional lesson resources. Here are some examples of some additional fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for one fractions objective.
The final aspect of this collaborative project is the development of a textbook mapping document. This will enable teachers to see how their current textbooks can be used to fit with the White Rose Schemes of Learning. The aim is to link exercises in 3 main textbooks (Busy Ants, Inspire and Maths No Problem) to specific learning objectives.
The aim is to work with the White Rose Maths Hub to produce a FREE fully resourced package that includes the following:
- Mastery Schemes of Learning for KS1 and KS2
- Lesson by lesson learning objectives for all topics
- Mapping to popular text books for all topics
- Bank of questions for each learning objective
- PowerPoint resources with fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for selected topics
- Termly assessments
We hope that the supplementary resources will be available for the Autumn term by June 2016.
Click here to download the powerpoint from the spring conference Session 1 – Curriculum Design