Our mathematics curriculum enables children to work with confidence and fluency so that they are ready to reason well, solve problems and use mathematics beyond their primary school years and throughout their lives. Maths learning and long term memory is embedded through our curriculum with topics and skills being re-visited frequently and logically.
All children are given equal opportunities to be confident in approaching any problem within the world around them. Our children will be inspired to aim high and achieve greatly.
Crucially, a sound knowledge of mathematics is vital for young people seeking employment, and securing a qualification in mathematics is a fundamental requirement.
Our mathematics curriculum is taught through five maths lessons throughout the week. Mathematics is taught within other lessons too, to embed their understanding. As well as this, the children have 15 minutes of Morning Maths every day, where they work in mixed ability groups to develop their reasoning skills by discussing a maths problem. Through repetition, our maths curriculum develops mastery and understanding, with reasoning at the heart of all lessons.
Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract Learning: Children engage with a wide and varied range of concrete manipulatives, pictorial representations and abstract methodologies within each session. Cohesive use of CPA is a fundamental part of mastery in mathematics for all learners. Concrete and pictorial references scaffold and strengthen understanding and are widely used as a teaching and learning tool through to Year 6.
Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving: Every lesson includes the opportunity to develop fluency skills, construct chains of reasoning using relevant knowledge alongside relevant terminology and solve increasingly complex problems in a systematic and coherent way.
Mathematical Vocabulary: Lessons include reference to vital mathematical vocabulary to support and encourage all children to communicate their ideas with mathematical precision and clarity.
There is high-quality CPD provided for teachers and support staff to support the development of their subject knowledge and skills.
By the end of each year group, the children will have gained knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of mathematics. They will have the understanding of a range of mathematical methods and will be inspired by a wide range of famous mathematicians.
Teachers carry out formative assessment through AfL in each session and feedback is given to children verbally, through self/peer assessment and through marking. Teachers then use this assessment to influence their planning. Children are rapidly identified as needing further challenge or additional support, and we ensure that this is provided in a timely manner.
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