~ ' A love for learning, for life and for all' ~
Mathematics is important in everyday life. Numeracy equips pupils with a powerful set of tools to understand the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways. Maths is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind we aim to ensure that children develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them.
At Ranby the pupils have a daily maths lesson however, given that maths is an integral part of many other aspects of the curriculum, where appropriate, other lessons will be used to develop and apply maths skills. The teaching of mathematics provides opportunities for group work, paired work, whole class teaching and individual work. Pupils engage in a range of mental maths strategies, written methods, practical work, investigational/problem solving work and mathematical reasoning.
Times Tables Rock Stars and Numbots is used to help our pupils learn and use quick recall of their times tables and number bonds. Each child from EYFS through to Year Six has their own personal login, please speak to their class teacher if you experience difficulties getting on.
At Ranby we use the Power Maths scheme which is closely linked to White Rose Maths.
"The more that you read, the more things you will know, The more things that you learn, the more places you'll go" - Dr Seuss
Our books are banded into colour groups, which contain a wide selection that incorporate fiction and non-fiction texts. Books are selected from within their book band colour by staff members for our younger pupils, older pupils are encouraged to select books from within their colour band independently.
Staff regularly assess pupils' reading and understanding of text through formal and informal assessments, 1-1 reading and group reads.
At Ranby, writing is taught using 'Write Stuff' by Jane Considine. Staff follow the framework model, whilst allowing their own creativity to flow
Initiate - What are we going to be writing about? Time to inspire; the stimuli could be from many sources such as a film clip, an imagine or object
Model - collection of ideas, teacher led, although pupil driven
Engage - pupils independently develop their writing style and skills using the model ideas to help them
Children have the opportunity to share their ideas with others, build on their writing skills as they work through each part and edit their work in the 'here and now'
Early introduction of 'letter sounds' & 'letter recognition' is important for our younger pupils and is developed using 'Jolly Phonics' and game based activities. As pupils develop awareness, phonics is taught using 'Letters & Sounds' starting with Phase One in Foundation through to Phase Five by the end of Year One. We use a wide range of methods to help develop phonic skills and awareness, such as games, songs, flash cards and repetition.
Our pupils from Year Two through to Year Six follow a program using teacher directed and independent based task following CGP teacher and pupil books.
PE is taught on a weekly basis, covering a wide range of skills and tactical development
Older pupils are encouraged to share their skills with younger pupils during sessions additional to PE slots.
To enhance sporting skills, pupils take part in a variety of sporting events throughout the school year, some of which are competitive.
Swimming is taught as part of the KS2 PE curriculum and delivered by NCC swimming instructors.
Outside providers regularly engage with Ranby pupils to allow opportunities for them to experience different sporting events and enhance their sporting skills
Ranby staff will be using 'Focus curriculum' from September 2021 to deliver different areas of the curriculum, please see individual classes to check what will be covered each term
If you would like further information about any of the teaching methods please do not hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher or Mrs Mackinder