All pupils can achieve in mathematics! Becoming fluent, being able to reason and having the skills to problem-solve ensures that our children have the knowledge to successfully engage with ever-changing real world scenarios. Mathematics can lead to success in many areas of society and as a school we are committed to inspiring children’s future ambitions in these areas. Alongside cultivating a positive and enthusiastic mindset towards mathematics, we want children to feel confident and well-equipped to tackle challenges and to be able to select which mathematical approach is most effective.
Maths meetings are non-negotiable sessions within our school which follow the government’s ‘Ready to Progress’ criteria in sequential order. These lessons support areas of the curriculum where pupils may have forgotten key maths concepts
Children are given the opportunity to practice and consolidate key objectives within the curriculum. Children in maths meetings may use whiteboards, verbal discussions, chants and low stakes quizzes for support. Low stakes quizzes highlight any misconceptions, and this can be quickly acted on in the lesson or addressed with further intervention.
Main Maths Lesson
Recently, our maths curriculum has been updated and modified to suit the needs of our children more specifically. Our maths curriculum throughout school is built around the White Rose Schemes of Learning. We strongly believe that their ordering of learning blocks and the specificity of small steps within each unit, positively builds children’s confidence within each objective.
Learning blocks are set out across the year so that there is full curriculum coverage. They are sequenced so that objectives can be built upon across the year starting with simpler tasks before accessing blocks that are more challenging.
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