At Chandos, we formally assess children’s Maths knowledge every term - three points in the year. At the end of every term, children complete an NTS assessment including an Arithmetic and at least one Reasoning test.
Teachers then use these tests to see which objectives children can complete independently. Other independent tasks taken into account are White Rose Flashback Fours which are completed daily as well as weekly teacher-made 'I Can statements'. Both of these tasks are mini-assessments which assess previously taught content.
Teachers then use this information to help inform their assessment judgements and to highlight off objectives achieved in the curriculum. Once data has been submitted, the Maths Leads moderate teacher’s judgements. They then meet with class teachers to discuss children who are off track and create a plan of intervention aiming to close the gap before the next assessment checkpoint. This is then reviewed and updated at the end of each half term by the Maths Leads and Deputy Head Teachers.
All children in KS1 and KS2 take part in MATHlympics and Times Table Rock Stars. This is a weekly, timed activity that assesses children’s basic knowledge and times table abilities to prepare all children to take their Multiplication Test in Year 4. As children move through the school, their MATHlympics levels follow them. See the above slide show for more information.
In EYFS, all Maths objective evidence is stored on ‘Tapestry’. For more information about EYFS Maths see the EYFS page.