# If its good for Y6 what about the rest of the school?

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by luvmyjob, May 12, 2012.

1. ### luvmyjob

So new DFE guidance on reporting Year 6 maths Teacher assessment says that the weighting used for the mathematics attainment targets are now U&A(Ma1) x 2: Number and algebra (Ma2) x 5 : Shape, space and measures (Ma3) X 2 Handling data (Ma4) X 1. Add them together and divide by 4, round to the nearest whole number. So if this is how we do it for Y6 should we be doing it for Y5. Is number now FIVE times more important than data?

2. ### luvmyjob

So new DFE guidance on reporting Year 6 maths Teacher assessment says that the weighting used for the mathematics attainment targets are now U&A(Ma1) x 2: Number and algebra (Ma2) x 5 : Shape, space and measures (Ma3) X 2 Handling data (Ma4) X 1. Add them together and divide by 4, round to the nearest whole number. So if this is how we do it for Y6 should we be doing it for Y5. Is number now FIVE times more important than data?

3. ### redredrobin

That's how we level through school already. It's how you calculate with APP. I thought number had always had a higher weighting.

4. ### gelster

Yes it has always been the case - these have been the same weightings as long as I can remember. And yes it should be the case for the whole school- the weightings are about the weightings of the national curriculum rather than just the TA weightings at the end of key stage 2. Because handling data is part of at2 for key stage 1 ie, lumped in with number, the weighting for at2 is in effect 60% rather than 50% to account for the 10% handling data, but in effect it amounts to the same as ks2.