The intent of our Mathematics curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. As a result of this they will
- Make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.
- Be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.
- Realise that mathematics has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems.
- Know that it is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.
- Understand the world, have the ability to reason mathematically.
How is Maths taught?
We use the National Curriculum, White Rose Maths Hub, NCETM, Times Tables Rock Stars and Nrich as a basis for implementing the statutory requirements for the study of mathematics. Over a series of Maths lesson, teachers ensure there are opportunities for children to practise their arithmetic, fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills.
Times Table Rockstars
Children from Y1-Y6 have access to a Times Table Rock Stars account. They complete the paper tests three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Ipads will be used as an additional focus both in school and at home, to further consolidate their times tables learning. It is expected that children are fluent in their multiplication tables up to and including 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4 and this is tested by the National Multiplication Tables Check June 2021.
Our Maths Lessons
Maths lessons consist of an arithmetic practice and a main teaching input. During the arithmetic practice, focus will be on reinforcing and consolidating arithmetic skills through tailored teaching from the Calculation Policy. We believe that this plays an important role in the children becoming fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and develops the children’s ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. It also enables teachers to identify those areas which need revisiting for particular pupils.Intervention for arithmetic will occur during the lesson with any further intervention occurring on the same day.
During the main teaching, pupils will be exposed to concept, fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills. The teacher will model explicitly the methods and thought processes to pupils and will use AFL strategies such as Kagan, use of whiteboards and questioning to provide tailored support and move pupils on quickly and effectively.
You can see further information of what we are learning and why we have chosen this way to teach across school below through our White Rose Scheme of work, Calculation Policy and Maths Policy.