GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

At Lightwater Village School the children will experience a broad and balanced mathematical education to develop knowledge, skills and understanding through the implementation of the National Curriculum for Mathematics and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. 

What does Maths look like at our school?

Maths Lead - Mrs C Humphries

At Lightwater Village School we follow a teaching for mastery approach in Maths. We believe that all pupils should be fluent in the key skills of mathematics and the opportunity to deepen their understanding through regular practise of this fluency and by providing problem solving and reasoning opportunities for them. In Key Stage 1 teachers will use the GLF/ NCETM scheme of learning to support their planning of lessons and small step progression for children. Regular opportunities for children to consolidate their prior learning will be given, to ensure that key skills are embedded.

Children are taught through a mixture of concrete, pictorial and abstract resources to fully embed concepts. Concrete and pictorial representations of mathematics are chosen carefully to help build procedural and conceptual knowledge together. Key concepts; representations and STEM sentences will be recorded on Maths Working Walls in each classroom to provide clear reference points for children to refer back to. Independent exercises are structured with great care to build deep conceptual knowledge alongside developing procedural fluency. Our one hour daily lessons have a mix of whole-class teaching and practice, independent and group work. During these lessons we encourage children to ask and  answer mathematical questions. These lessons are also alongside additional 15 minute factual fluency practice sessions, which allow children to embed key mathematical facts.

This year we are going to be developing our maths curriculum further through the use of our NCETM scheme. 


Maths Progression Document

KS 1 Year 2 Maths Curriculum Overview

KS 1 Year 1 Maths Curriculum Overview

Maths Calculation Policy