Maths curriculum Leads -
Collette Humphreys and Liz Garner
Our vision for Maths is to develop children’s ability to think mathematically, this will enable them to become fluent in the fundamentals allowing them to reason and problem solve. We believe the basic skills of mathematics are vital for the life opportunities of our children. Our aim is to foster positive attitudes, fascination and excitement of discovery through the teaching and learning of maths concepts. Our curriculum will provide pupils with a deep understanding of the subject through a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. This ensures pupils fully understand what they are learning. In all classes there are children of differing mathematical ability. We recognise this fact and provide suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the child. We also provide the opportunity for children to apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.
End of year expectations:
Every child in KS1 and KS2 have logins for Times Tables Rockstars. Each week teachers check to see which children have progressed in their rock star career. To celebrate their success every child has a guitar icon which is displayed in our celebration corridor and is moved up as the children progress.
Well done to all the children that are currently featured on the board.
Real Life Maths Day
The whole school took part in a real life maths day in October which was based on place value. Our Governors helped to plan and deliver this exciting day. Each class completed activities that they would come across in real life. Some of the activities included: adding and subtracting money, working with budgets, taking orders in a restaurant and working out bills and change and doubling and halving party foods.
Mental Maths Day
The whole school took part in a mental maths day. This was to promote using mental skills rather than written methods all of the time. The focus throughout school was addition, subtraction and multiplication through times tables. Each year group completed differentiated activities involving mental skills.