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Maths Unit Progression Overview

This overview details the learning that the children will be completing each year, showing how this learning builds and develops as the children move throughout Redwood.

These lesson by lesson overviews give a rough outline of the learning objectives that will be taught each year. To make sure that the needs of all children are met, these lessons are subject to change to suit the needs of different year groups and individual children.

A typical lesson at our school


1. Teaching for memory - at the start of a lesson the children will practice a skill that has been taught previously, to encourage a secure understanding and mathematical fluency.
2. Lessons include small, coherent steps to success that all children can follow and use to be successful.
3. Using manipulatives (e.g. the bar and counters) as well as visual representations (e.g. drawing bars and counters) to create a deep understanding of a topic.
4. Making links to the quickest, abstract methods (in this case the link between fractions and division).

What is Times Tables Rock Stars? Parents and Carers Guide

In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 8 years in over 16,000 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.

Times Tables Rock Stars

We understand how important it is for children to develop their mathematical fluency so that they know more and can remember more. That is why we use Times Tables Rock Stars to support the learning of multiplication and division facts. Below is a video of one of our many "Rock Heroes" in Year 4, demonstrating his talent.

Dress as a Rock Star!

In FS2 and KS1, we use NumBots to support our core understanding of maths from an early age. NumBots is well aligned with our maths scheme, White Rose maths. The aim of NumBots is to help children reach a level of mathematical fluency and problem solving. NumBots provides children with access to regular practise both at home and in the classroom. 

A Parents/Carers introduction to NumBots

From the innovators who bring you Times Tables Rock Stars, comes a highly engaging platform for learning to add and subtract... NumBots! NumBots is all about every child achieving the "triple win" of understanding, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction so that they move from counting to calculating.

Dress like a Robot!