Bridging the mathematics gap
The voluntary scheme involves primary teachers concentrating, during the last two weeks of term, on the areas that Year 6 pupils find most difficult. The pupils' new secondary schools will then finsh teaching the rest of the units during the first fortnight of the autumn term. The QCA hopes the voluntary scheme will help address ministers' concerns that pupils lose momentum in key stage 3.
The two bridging unit packs, Linking Fractions and Percentages and Algebra: Introducing Symbols are available from the QCA at pound;9 each to schools. Call 01787 884444.