Welcome back to school Giants!
Now the children are in year 1, they will have a mixture of play-based learning, a national curriculum delivered through our creative theme-based projects and a fantastic maths programme based on White Rose and Big Maths.
Walkley prides itself on teaching the children how to focus on their learning whilst engaging them with fun lessons. The core part of this is the Learning Zone. Pictured above are the Giants sitting in the learning zone. This also includes being independent and helping each other understand the work.
White Rose Maths is about building a whole new culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress. Each area of numeracy is taught using varied fluency. This means that when a child understands a concept, it doesn't matter how they encounter it, they will use their mastery to answer the question. It is a scheme that encourages the use of manipulatives as well as pictorial examples. In this way children learn each concept with concrete examples, pictorial examples and then finally understand it in an abstract way: