Mathematics is essential to everyday life. Through teaching and learning in this area we aim to ensure that all pupils become confident and fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time. Our teaching programme is based on the Primary National Curriculum 2014 and sets out what children learn on a year by-year basis in the areas of:
• Number – place value, addition & subtraction, multiplication & division; fractions, decimals and percentages
• Geometry – properties of shape, position & direction
We use White Rose Maths Hub (NCETM) resources to provide daily maths sessions that seek to reinforce previous learning and allow children to take on new skills and apply these in a range of contexts. These build up from concrete examples, through pictorial, to abstract, and aim for mastery.
Once a week, children are divided into ability groups for an Assertive Maths lesson. This session covers all the maths skills for the stage they are working at and gives teachers the information they need to plan the next steps in the children’s learning. The system motivates the children through a colour tracking system and encourages pupils to take responsibility for their own learning.
Pupils in Years 1 - 6 receive weekly differentiated MyMaths homework which allows children to complete tasks at home online. All pupils have individual logins.
We also use Times Tables Rock Stars which is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.
Children use the paper and online version three times a week in class.
Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practiced every third week or so. Pupils Yr2 - 6 have individual logins and we encourage that they practise their Times Tables online at home weekly.