Concepts are built in small, logical steps and are explored through clear mathematical structures and representations. Children are taught together in year groups and the focus is on depth - not acceleration - so that all children have a chance to embed learning. Teaching is supported by high-quality resources which present the flow of lessons coherently and provide opportunities for plenty of intelligent practice.
These provide regular coverage of the essential skills needed to ensure good pupil progress in maths across the whole school. Pupils take the Weekly Basic Skills Check once a week using a positive ‘beat your own score’ approach. It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
The same knowledge and skills are ‘tested’ every week, in the same order at the same level of difficulty making gradual weekly progress inevitable as they become embedded over time. These ensure that essential knowedge is embedded in the long term memory.