Maths is a skill we use on a daily basis and is an essential part of everyday life. Therefore, mathematics forms an important part of our broad and balance curriculum where we endeavour to ensure that children develop an enjoyment and enthusiasm for maths that will stay with them throughout their lives and empower them in future life. We believe that unlocking mathematical fluency is an essential life skill for all learners and is a pre-requisite to being able to reason and solve problems mathematically.
Our aim is to develop a positive culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths that produces strong, secure learning. As a school, we recognise that the key to unlocking the potential in our children is through the development of basic mathematical concepts. We therefore place great emphasis on the use of concrete resources and pictorial representations at all ages to enable children to fully understand the concepts and principals, when presented with abstract calculations and questions. Our maths curriculum is progressive; at KS2 it is designed to develop competencies to equip pupils for KS3 where they will build on KS2, make connections and solve increasingly sophisticated problems.
From KS1 to KS2, children follow the scheme of 'White Rose', which supports children in learning the fundamentals behind the meanings of number and exploring other key mathematical areas. Objectives are carefully sequenced to build on prior knowledge and challenge to move forwards. Our maths curriculum is also supported through the implementation of resources from 'Classroom Secrets'. White Rose and Classroom Secrets use small steps to break down the teaching sequence into small achievable steps. Where children require additional support, scaffolds are used to support children further to ensure that they have secured the small step before moving on. Pupils deepen their understanding by exploring, creating, justifying and proving problems using mathematical language. This use of language also acts as a scaffold for their thinking.
Timestables play an important part in our math learning, with children developing their fluency in rapid recall of tables up to 12x12 by the end of Year 4. Children from Year 1 to 6 have the opportunity to consolidate and apply their times tables knowledge using Times Table Rockstars, children are encouraged to complete TTRS as homework.
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