The end of each year expectations for mathematics for each year group are in the attached document. The calculation methods we use in each year group are also attached.
At Tushingham-with-Grindley CE Primary School, we follow the National Curriculum and The Early Years’ Foundation Stage for Mathematics and teach maths daily. The White Rose programme provides a basis for maths lessons which teachers bring to life using creativity. We enable children to move from concrete to abstract understanding through the use of practical equipment and pictorial representation of concepts. Children are enabled to reason and problem solve in a range of mathematical contexts within maths lessons and in other areas of the curriculum. Children know that it is a good thing to be challenged. All children are extended to their fullest potential, building on previous knowledge and recognising individual capabilities. By fostering children's interest, confidence and a positive view of mathematics is developed. We provide opportunities to apply mathematical learning in everyday situations and enable children to use and apply their knowledge to the world outside. Our creative approach to teaching and learning ensures children have a positive view of mathematics and understand the power and purpose of mathematics in everyday life.
Our teachers build children’s confidence and resilience and teach using a ‘maths mastery’ approach - breaking learning down into easily understandable units and supporting learning with mathematical resources so that problems can be visualised and understood. Teachers adapt the White Rose medium term plans to the needs of the class and use the NCETM Assessment materials and the DfE/NCETM Ready to Progress materials to drive their short-term planning.
Teachers integrate a range of resources to supplement the progression in the White Rose plans including: NCETM, nRich, Mathletics and First4Maths Fluency Grids. Daily fluency tasks are used to reinforce key skills and fluency grids are sent home.
Teachers plan opportunities for practical learning both in the classroom and in the outdoor environment.
To enable children to calculate accurately and efficiently, both mentally and with pencil and paper, they are taught to draw on a range of calculation strategies (outlined in the calculation policy) and understanding of the required operations.
Within a series of lessons, children are encouraged children to reason mathematically using the correct terminology, to judge whether their answers are reasonable and to use strategies to check them.
Challenge activities are set using Mathletics.
Tushingham endeavours to maintain the high profile of mathematics through:
- its promotion of events such as ‘STEM Week’;
- celebrating pupils’ achievements in maths;
- Financial education workshops;
- Online and in-person support for parents to improve their understanding of how we teach maths;
- Practical workshops in EYFS.
Essential skills and knowledge are prioritised and children are able to move successfully into the next year group.
Children enjoy mathematics and access their learning at a level appropriate to their needs.
Resources are used effectively, including the Calculation Policy which is implemented consistently.
Children understand the purpose of mathematics and can use their skills confidently in other subjects. They apply mathematical learning in everyday situations and use and apply their knowledge to the world outside.
Children achieve highly in the multiplication check, and at the end of the EYFS. Attainment at the end of KS2 is above the National Average.