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Headteacher : James Pynn
Age Range : 4 to 11
Number of Pupils : 24

Latest OfSTED Report:

October 2017

Latest SIAMS Report:

March 2017

 

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Maths

We use the 2014 National Curriculum for Maths, making use of White Rose scheme as a basis for our planning. We create the foundation for maths in school in EYFS. We teach practical methods using concrete support, leading onto pictorial representation and then numerical presentation. We encourage children to play with numbers and use counting skills throughout the day. This is taught in all areas of the classroom and outdoor area.

Intent:

We intend that children will:

  • Master and become confident in fundamental Mathematical concepts
  • Be able to quickly recall key mathematical facts
  • Develop a range of mental and written calculation strategies
  • Be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to solve problems, including those with real-life contexts, by choosing the appropriate operations
  • Will leave primary school with an efficient, reliable, compact written method of calculation for each operation
  • Understand the importance of mathematical skills in everyday life and how they may apply their skills in the future
  • Develop an enjoyment of Mathematics
  • Will show clear progression of mental maths skills and strategies over time.
  • Have access to open-ended tasks, activities and good levels of challenge to ensure all children make at least good progress in maths.
  • Make good progress and will be able to communicate and show their next steps and their own evaluation of their learning.

Implementation:

  • We will design and construct an engaging curriculum plan to allow children the opportunity to apply mathematical skills in all areas of the curriculum.
  • Ensure that pupils are encouraged to use mental mathematics where appropriate.
  • Daily fluency work which supports, challenges and stretches different abilities and year groups. This includes daily times tables practice in Key Stage 2.
  • Marking of work to give tips on strategies and point out where pupils could have used a more efficient mental method eg: pupils multiplying/dividing by 10, 100, 1000.
  • Number of the week work in EYFS.
  • Use a variety of representations of number in order to build up childrens understanding of the structure of number.
  • Pupils are given regular opportunities for problem solving, including collaborative paired/ group work.
  • Regular discussions with children about why and how we are going to use these skills in a ‘real-life’ context and the importance of them.
  • Use of assessment questions based on new curriculum content to continuously provide opportunities for pupils to apply their knowledge and understanding when questions are presented in different ways.
  • Use of outdoor environment in EYFS to provide practical mathematical activities.
  • Extension activities are provided for able pupils in order to extend learning further.
  • Key maths vocabulary is explicitly taught.
  • Pupils are encouraged to explain their Mathematical reasoning. They are provided with reasoning questions as part of daily maths lessons and are supported in their responses using sentence stems.
  • Take part in Maths moderation (Howardian Alliance Schools).
  • Pupils, on occasion, are given time at the end of activities in each lesson to record how well they feel they have met the learning objectives.
  • Pupils are allowed sufficient time to complete corrections in their books and respond to teacher comments.

Impact:

  • Pupils are willing to jot down how they calculate informally.
  • Pupils draw upon their conceptual and procedural understanding in order to have a go at unfamiliar problems.
  • Pupils discuss with the teacher and respond to questioning in their books in order to widen skills and vary their mathematical approach.
  • Pupils are becoming more resilient during problem-solving activities. They are willing to ‘have a go’ and do not fear failure.
  • Pupils make good progress in their recall of key mathematical facts.
  • Pupils have good attitudes towards collaborative problem solving, and pupils enjoy discussing and testing the best way of solving problems.
  • Pupils use practical strategies and equipment to help them solve problems.
  • Pupils are able to discuss what their targets are in Maths.

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