Mathematics is delivered through a variety of teaching methods and approaches, however throughout each unit of teaching we follow the CPA approach. This means that the children are introduced to new concepts using concrete materials to start before transferring this into a pictorial representation, such as a bar model and finally using the abstract method. For the planning of the main mathematics lessons, the school follows White Rose Maths resources, combined with mastery documents such as; Nrich and NCETM. We also use No Nonsense Number Facts which supports and encourages talk and fluency underpinned by reasoning.
Through Y1 – Y6 we have implemented Assertive Mentoring. This is completed once a week via a basic skills check and/or a teaching session to plug the gaps from the previous session.
All children in KS2 are involved in weekly times tables challenges and their progress is celebrated through a display. Parents are also given advice and guidance has to how they can support their child with this fundamental skill. Children receive a traffic light stamp next to their learning objective in their books each lesson. This is then coloured by the teacher when marking the child’s work.
Mathematics is linked to work in other curriculum areas including Science, Geography, History, Design Technology and Art. Computing is closely linked with maths and is used in most daily maths lessons either supporting the teacher as a visual resource or as a teaching tool for a specific topic such as data handling.
Click on the links below to read the mathematics end of year expectations:
Do you want to know more about our approach to teaching and learning in maths?
Click the link below to read our Calculation Guidance
Click the link below to view our Maths Policy