Maths is important in everyday life and with this in mind, the purpose of Mathematics at Keelham Primary School is to develop an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
All children are challenged and encouraged to excel in mathematics but also to have a love for mathematics.
New mathematical concepts are introduced using a “Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract” approach. This enables all children to experience hands-on learning when discovering new mathematical topics. It gives them clear models and images to aid their understanding.
We want all children to experience success in maths and we are committed to developing children’s curiosity about the subject.
We ensure that there is clear progression in mathematics we follow the White Rose Mathematics curriculum overviews. We offer blended approach to learning in each mixed-age class.
To ensure consistency and progression, our teaching builds on what our pupils already know. We use diagnostic assessment analysis to inform our weekly planning to ensure that our pupils learning is personalised to their needs. Teachers facilitate learning in the classroom, and at home, through the use of different approaches; maximising the use of mathematical resources and by utilising adults effectively to support pupil progress.
The teaching and understanding of mathematical vocabulary is central to every lesson and teachers seize the opportunity to do this. Teachers pose purposeful lessons throughout a lesson to assess and advance children’s reasoning.
We recognise the importance of challenge for all pupils, and differentiation ensures that we deepen pupil’s understanding and knowledge. Mathematics is just not taught in a lesson, teachers address mathematical concepts throughout the school day.
Throughout the school week, children given the opportunity to:
– practise and consolidate concepts through a variation of models and images to build procedural fluency.
– work through tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving,
– develop pupils independence and motivation.
– receive structured intervention and support where needed.
Early Years – Maths resources for teachers | White Rose Maths
Year 1 and 2 – Maths resources for teachers | White Rose Maths
Year 3 and 4 – Maths resources for teachers | White Rose Maths
Year 5 and 6 – Maths resources for teachers | White Rose Maths