26 Jan St George’s C E Primary School
Posted at 15:42h in
We think 123maths is brilliant with its use of repetition and the children find it really user friendly. We’ve been using 123maths since June 2014, and have a 21 user licence. We wanted to grab 10 minutes out of each day, and did consider the end of the maths lesson but this was quite ad hoc due to the IT suite sometimes not being available. So we set up a Breakfast Club – 15 minutes before school every day. We identified the children who were not making progress in years 3/4/5/6 and sent letters home. Attendance is very good. Some take time to log on so we log these children onto their account ready for them to use. 123maths has had a huge impact. It’s a lovely session, the children are working independently, quietly and 2 staff attend to support with errors. Originally we started with years 5 and 6 but we then wanted to incorporate the lower years. We don’t use targets or assessments. We’ve really only been using 123maths effectively for the past 4/5 months and have a review meeting planned in July to look at the impact 123maths has had. We want to explore how to link 123maths more with the work undertaken in the classroom for example if we’re going to be teaching about time to then allocate them the Time book. I feel it is very cost effective in terms of managing. Could use a TA for 15 minutes and has suggested 123maths to other colleagues. The data for yr 4/yr 6 looks incredibly good. 123maths was not fully responsible but I feel it was a contributing factor. We’ll have more specific information for us after the review meeting.
St George’s C E Primary School