Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
- Develop fluency and mental strategies in order to complete mathematical calculations and problems quickly and accurately
- Practically apply Maths skills to everyday problems
- Present an environment where all pupils can learn Maths to the best of their ability and where all pupils’ needs are addressed positively and sensitively.
- Offer a variety of approaches to teaching and learning to engage and motivate pupils, encouraging their active participation in Maths.
- Provide pupils with techniques so that they can investigate and solve problems in school Maths and other curricular areas.
- Develop and extend a pupil’s ability to express themselves clearly; to reason logically and to be able to generalise.
- Develop mathematical knowledge and oral, written and practical skills that encourages confidence and enjoyment.
- Set realistic yet challenging targets, with high expectations for all pupils.
- To ensure all pupils leave Fringford with Maths skills that prepare them for the next step in their education
- Pupils have full access to the Maths National Curriculum which is differentiated to meet pupils’ learning needs and styles.
- The Maths curriculum is designed to be challenging and appropriate to each pupil’s stage of development.
- The Maths Curriculum is separated into Early Years Foundation Stage skills appropriate for Robins class, Year 1 objectives appropriate for Starling Class, Year 2 objectives appropriate for Starling Class, Year 3/4 objectives appropriate for Woodpecker Class and Year 5/6 objectives that are appropriate for Kingfisher Class.
- Teachers use the following resources to teach Maths in order to develop fluency, mastery and problem solving skills:
– Hamilton Maths – planning
– White Rose – planning
– NRich for problem solving
– School calculation policy
– Tackling Tables
– Mathletics – this may also be used to consolidate their understanding when they are at home
- Children have a daily Maths lesson with additional opportunities to practice their mental Maths to promote fluency and fast recall
- Children who are working towards expected standards will be supported within the Maths lesson with differentiated activities, small group or 1:1 support, pre-teaching activities and the use of apparatus.
- In addition to Maths lessons, children who are working towards expected standards will take part in Maths interventions, such us Catch Up to Numeracy
- The Maths Curriculum offers opportunities for cross-curricular learning, to ensure pupils make significant personal development, including:
– Maths parental engagement workshops;
– modelling and encouraging appropriate speaking and listening skills and encouraging
pupils to interact with one another, extend and reflect on their responses;
– encouraging focused questioning and discussion skills;
– improving pupils’ reasoning and problem solving skills;
- Quality First Teaching
– clear learning objectives,
– modeled and explained activities that promote independent thought that are linked to the learning objectives,
– observations of progress made and clear feedback given at the point of learning.
– Assessments that are made that inform the planning and subsequent learning.
– Children who need support or challenge are identified and targeted in subsequent lessons
- Daily marking of work
Impact is tracked through:
- Year 2 and Year 6 SATs
- Insight Tracking of Maths objectives
- NTS assessments in Maths at the end of terms 2,4 and 6
- Teacher assessments
- Informal assessments made from observations and written work as part of daily Maths lessons Expected impact is:
- The vast majority of pupils meet or exceed their expected progress in Maths
- The very large majority of pupils meet or exceed their expected outcomes in Maths (Year 6 SATs)
- The vast majority of pupils leave Fringford well prepared for the next stage of their education
- Numeracy is embedded across the school and feeds into other subjects. Excellent progress in Maths has a significant benefit for pupils in other subjects.
- Children have fast and fluent recall of Maths facts and are able to apply them accurately to Maths calculations and real life problems