Our vision for maths ensures every pupil is given a broad, balanced, engaging and relevant curriculum that takes into account the requirements of the National Curriculum.
Our aim is:
- To foster positive attitudes, fascination and excitement of discovery through the teaching and learning of mathematical concepts.
- To develop a ‘can do’ attitude in our children, especially when problem solving and pattern sniffing.
- To broaden children’s knowledge and understanding of how mathematics is used in the wider world by making rich and varied real life connections.
- To enable our pupils to confidently reason about their mathematics, using a suitable range of mathematical language, recognising its importance for communication and deep thinking.
- To use a wide range of models, visual manipulatives and practical resources to develop a deep conceptual understanding alongside procedural fluency.
- To implement the current legal requirements of the Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the New National Curriculum.
Basic Maths skills are taught daily. Focussing on key mathematical skills including place value, the four operations and fractions.
Lessons use a Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract approach to guide children through their understanding of mathematical processes.
Children are taught through targeted differentiated small group and mixed ability whole class lessons.
Alongside the White Rose materials, we use many other resources to ensure that our offer is rich and varied. These include Classroom Secrets, Deepening Understanding, NCETM, Third Space Learning – these are used across KS1 and KS2 allowing children to be exposed to a variety of different types of learning and to ensure coverage of fluency, problem solving and reasoning in different formats.
Teachers also implement the schools agreed calculation policies for progression in written and mental calculations.