The National Curriculum

We have been delivering the updated National Curriculum across the school since 2014.  We use a variety of resources including the Inspire Curriculum.   We use a variety of resources for Maths including Abacus, Numicon and White Rose.  

How we support mental maths… 99 club!

99 club has been developed to help raise standards in Numeracy by encouraging pupils to improve their mental maths and therefore increase the speed and confidence they tackle mental maths problems in Maths lessons, across the curriculum and in day-to-day life. 

At Lanner Primary School, all of KS2 participate in 99 club. In KS1, the children begin 99 club from the summer term of Year 1. As this is our introductory year, Y2 started 99 club in the spring term.

All pupils have one opportunity per week to complete the next level. All pupils start on 11 club and work their way up.

11 club to 99 club – 10 minutes unaided

11 club – addition to 10

22 club – addition to 20

33 club – 2 x 10 x

44 club – 2x, 5x, 10x

55 club -  2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x

66 club - 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x, 6x

77 club - 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x, 6x, 7x

88 club - 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x, 6x, 7x, 8x

99 club - 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x, 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x

Once children have reached the 99 club, they will attempt the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum clubs. On their first attempt, the children have 10 minutes to complete each level. Once they have achieved this, the time is reduced to 6 minutes and they start again at Bronze, working their way through to Platinum.

When they have completed the levels within 6 minutes, the time is then reduced to 5 minutes and they start working through the stages again. We will continue to reduce the time by 1 minute until we reach the times stipulated by the Disraeli scheme (10 minutes to complete questions for clubs 11 to 99, 4 minutes for Bronze, 3:30 minutes for Silver, 3 minutes for Gold and only 2 1/2 minutes for platinum). 

Bronze – up to 12 x and ÷ (4 minutes)

Silver - up to 12 x and ÷ (3 ½ minutes)

Gold - up to 12 x, ÷ , √ (3 minutes)

Platinum – all 4 operations (x, ÷, -, + )

 

Bronze – up to 12 x and ÷ (4 minutes)

Silver - up to 12 x and ÷ (3 ½ minutes)

Gold - up to 12 x, ÷ , √ (3 minutes)

Platinum – all 4 operations ( )

Dizzy Star – level 5 questions

-level 6 questions

99 club is not designed for Foundation Stage, however, if teachers feel children are ready for it then they are given the opportunity.

Pupils are able to practise at home using practise sheets available on the website and also on website in a timed test. The order of the questions changes so it is not possible for children to simply learn the answers in a particular order.

 

The School introduces phonics in FSU (EYFS) with the Read Write Inc programme.  Pupils move onto 'Letters and Sounds' in Year 1 and Year 2.

Reading

Resources used to teach reading are structured to incorporate a range of schemes and 'real' books.  Our system is based on the approach laid out in 'Book Bands for Guided Reading - A Handbook to Support Foundation & KS1 Teachers' S Baker, S Bickler & S Bodman 4th Edition published by the Institute of Education London, University of London.  This approach offers a comprehensive list of titles which are colour banded into levels of difficulty, providing a wide range of reading material at each stage.

 

KS1 - Provide additional reading practice via Reading Roundabout with parental support three mornings a week.

 

KS2 - Provide regular guided reading lessons weekly and provide independent reading time.

 

For more information about individual year group coverage view the School Curriculum Overview from the menu on the left. 

 

For more information on the National Curriculum, please visit the National Curriculum website by clicking here.  The FSU use the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which can be found by clicking here.