Find out why teachers and school leaders love PlanBee
Find out why teachers and school leaders love PlanBee
When I first started planning a primary Maths curriculum way back in 2012, I was working on my own. I never imagined I’d ever get to the point where PlanBee would be providing schools with all their Maths planning for the entire academic year. Since then our team has grown and, fast-forwarding to 2019, we’ve finally done it!
I'm immensely proud to share our newly-completed Maths Primary Curriculum Packs with our fantastic members. There's a choice of packages so you can get year-round planning for a single year group, key stage, or the whole school.
I truly believe they’ll transform Maths teaching in primary schools – ensuring consistent, high-quality, enjoyable learning, excellent progression – and best of all, they’ll save teachers’ time!
To help you discover what these new Maths resources actually are, how they can be used in schools and to decide whether they’re right for you, here’s our guide to PlanBee Maths Primary Curriculum Packs:
With the Primary Maths Curriculum for KS1 and KS2, you get a complete scheme of work for every week of every term for every year group:
A breakdown of the schemes of work included in the Primary Maths Curriculum for KS1 and KS2 Pack. Shown here is our suggested weekly, termly and yearly Maths syllabus.
If this massive Primary Maths Curriculum Pack is too big for your requirements (if you're an infant or junior school, for example), we've got you covered:
We’ve devised a teaching sequence which we believe is varied and enjoyable for children, and ensures excellent progression throughout each year.
That said, we know every school is different, and approaches to Maths teaching and learning vary hugely from one school to the next! Many schools prefer to devise their own teaching sequence.
Regardless of how Maths learning is structured in your school, PlanBee’s schemes of work can be sequenced accordingly.
To help schools sequence the learning in a way that works best for them, we've produced a detailed PlanBee Maths Primary Curriculum Overview, which anyone can download and peruse before buying.
As well as showing our suggested learning sequence throughout the school year, it also shows precisely which National Curriculum Mathematics objectives are covered by each scheme of work:
Even if your school doesn’t teach the National Curriculum, or has less conventional class/learning structures, you can easily restructure and implement the PlanBee Maths Primary Curriculum to ensure broad, comprehensive and enjoyable Maths learning.
To keep things fresh, interesting, and – above all – ensure excellent progression, we’ve devised every Maths scheme of work within each strand to build on the previous. Of course, they can be taught in any order you choose, but by teaching according to our suggested sequence, planning for progression will take care of itself!
This grid, from the PlanBee Maths Primary Curriculum Overview, shows how—with our suggested Maths syllabus—there is broad and balanced coverage of National Curriculum Maths objectives throughout the school year. Objectives are revisited to refresh and build upon children's knowledge, skills and understanding.
Every lesson planning pack includes almost everything teachers need to deliver the lesson. Many of the lessons require—as you'd expect—some additional resources that most schools will already have such as dice, counters or Multifix cubes. It's easy to plan ahead, though, as the overviews (free to download from the product pages on the website) list every included resource, plus the extra one's you'll need to grab from the Maths cupboard. Here's an example of an overview:
By providing comprehensive prepared Maths planning from PlanBee, your teachers will have more time to focus on tailoring the learning to the needs of their pupils. The lesson plans have learning activities which are differentiated three ways, and often include printable resources to support lower-attaining pupils such as Maths vocabulary mats or checklists.
An example of a PlanBee lesson plan from the free sample scheme of work 'Coin Conundrum'.
To make life easier and to ensure consistent learning and assessment across your school, we’ve produced free, editable assessment grids. These include every single National Curriculum Maths objective for each year group. They have spaces to record the name of each learner, and spaces to note their grades or learning progress using whatever assessment/scoring system you have in place at your school already.
A Maths Assessment Grid for Year 5, with space to record children's progress or attainment for every National Curriculum learning objective.
A Maths Assessment Sheet for Year 5, with questions to assess children's understanding of every National Curriculum learning objective.
Still not sure if a PlanBee Maths Curriculum Pack is right for you? We understand that the purchase of any resource must be carefully considered, particularly when budgets are tight. That’s why we’ve also made some free Maths mini-schemes of work for you to peruse or teach in class, and made a Maths Sample Pack which shows exactly what's included in Maths lesson planning packs for each year group. We hope they’ll convince you that PlanBee Maths can help transform your school.
If you have any questions or would like any more information about PlanBee Maths Curriculum Packs, please don’t hesitate to get in contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
A great tool to work with my kids. Nice colors and fonts that are engaging and easy to read.
Great resource to complement our Y5 Ancient Greek topic. Texts, lesson structure and tasks are keeping the children engaged and I’m enjoying it too.
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Thank you, Adriana!