Maths is studied throughout the school, following the National Curriculum.
We believe we are preparing children to study Maths to a high standard, as well as preparing them for their everyday lives through an understanding of key skills and concepts.
We believe in children developing a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts which will help them become well equipped to apply their learning to other mathematical areas, subjects and the wider world. In order to develop independence, confidence and competence children are encouraged to apply their understanding as much as possible, completing investigations and solving problems, many of which are linked to real-world contexts. Maths is delivered following the objectives from the National Curriculum and is delivered in blocks so that children are given time to consolidate, apply and master their knowledge of concepts. We build on skills and understanding progressively using concrete, pictorial and abstract strategies. Significant time is spent developing a deep knowledge of the key ideas that are needed to underpin future learning that can be sustained.
Children are explicitly taught written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as other key arithmetic skills which are targeted weekly as part of Mental Maths sessions. Children are regularly given times tables practise through a mix of in-class activities and online learning through resources such as ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ and ‘Maths Shed’.
Subject co-ordinators evaluate if children are working at the required standard through work scrutiny, questioning children on their times’ tables knowledge, lesson observations and evaluation of school data compared to national expectations.