Posted 7th September 2022
What’s new at WRM?
We hope you’ve enjoyed the start of the new academic year and are enjoying working with your new classes!
Many thanks for all the great feedback we’ve had since launching the latest version of our primary schemes. We’re delighted that teachers are finding the new improved content useful and that they are helping children to learn. We’ve had a few queries coming through this week, so here’s a summary of the more recent changes to autumn term content.
We’ve rewritten the end-of-block assessments to match the content in our new versions of the schemes. On our website you’ll see these as “End of block assessment (version A)” which is, like our schemes, available free to anyone who wants to use it.
If you subscribe to our premium resources, you’ll also see “End of block assessment (version B)”. So what’s the difference? There’s no difference in content or the level of difficulty - this is just an alternative version for you to use if you wish to.
For example, you could use this later in the year as a recap, or to see if children have improved, or maybe as a homework to remind them of the key concepts in a block – it’s entirely up to you.
We’ve rewritten the end-of-term assessments as well. These are available to download now, or you can pre-order printed copies from our website. We’ve also made the mark schemes available separately – you’ll need a White Rose Maths account (free or premium) to access these, so they’re available only to teachers and not pupils!
We’ve updated our spreadsheets to help track children’s progress and identify any gaps in learning you might wish to address.
These contain tabs for the end-of-block assessments (both versions A and B if you’re using them) and the end-of-term arithmetic and reasoning papers, so all your information is in one place.
All you need to do is enter the children’s details on the first sheet and when the marks are entered you’ll get percentages, averages and all results on a summary sheet.
National curriculum/Ready-to-progress links
As promised, we’ve updated our guidance document to show how the new schemes match up to the National curriculum and Ready-to-progress criteria. You can use this document to check you’re meeting key objectives and to see the connections between the programmes of study of the year groups.
The new spring term material will be released by November – keep watching our website and social media posts for details! If you do need resources to support planning before November, then the previous version of our schemes is still available and this will cover most of what you need in the meantime.