At the beginning of each maths topic whether it be the focus for 1 or 2 weeks the children completed a pre-learning task. This was done on a Monday morning after their KIRF tests.
The teacher was not allowed to help the children because it was used to assess what the children already know based around a topic for example time, measurement etc. The teacher would look at this at to tailor the weeks work around the needs of their class. This would ensure that every child was going to be challenged and stretched to their highest ability. It also enabled the teacher to highlight any children that struggled and might need to work in focus groups throughout the week or use extra resources to help create a concrete understanding of the concept.