- Our Mathematics curriculum prepares all of our children, including our SEND and disadvantaged pupils, for life after primary school.
- We teach pupils to make connections between areas of mathematics and, where possible, allow them to make connections to real-life contexts so that their learning has meaning and a purpose.
- Mathematics is embedded in our curriculum and children experience and apply their knowledge and understanding in other inter-connected subject areas.
- We aim for all children to develop mathematical fluency in the fundamentals of mathematics; promoting independent learners and thinkers.
- All our pupils are given opportunities to reason and problem solve.
- Within classes, children move through the curriculum at broadly the same pace. Children who grasp concepts rapidly are challenged through sophisticated problems before moving onto new content. Opportunities for regular consolidation, pre-teaching or intervention is provided for those children who are not sufficiently fluent.
- Our pupils develop their resilience and perseverance through a challenging curriculum that promotes risk-taking and reflection.
How is Mathematics taught?
- Mathematics is present daily in all classes.
- In EYFS, maths is present in the learning environment and teacher and support staff facilitate learning and mathematical talk.
- From EYFS, children are given regular opportunities to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- Teachers use White Rose planning to avoid cumulative disfluency and provide sufficient weighting to concepts.
- Professional flexibility is applied based on specific cohorts when selection representation and models.
- ‘Maths of the Day’ promotes active learning and fluency.
- Maths starters used to revisit and encourage revision and varied representations of previously taught areas to ensure consolidation of key concepts.
- From EYFS-KS2, teachers understand the importance of manipulatives to support teaching and understanding.
- Children progress from ‘Concrete’, to ‘Pictorial’, to ‘Abstract’.
- ‘Maths Mastery’ is being strategically introduced in class, through our involvement in the Maths Hub and this will become more evident in our teaching of maths.
Progression of Knowledge and Skills
Please click on the links below to access the Curriculum coverage and progression documents for Mathematics.