Maths Curriculum Overview
See White Rose Maths for overview - https://whiterosemaths.com/resources?year=early-years
- We use White Rose Maths scheme because we want children to become more fluent in the fundamentals of Maths and have a good understanding of reasoning in mathematics to independently solve problems.
- The progression of skills and knowledge comes from the White Rose scheme.
- By the time children leave Y6, we aim for the children to experience success in the subject that makes them feel proud of what they can achieve. Therefore, the aim of mathematics in our curriculum is for pupils to have the necessary skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in preparation for their next stage of education.
- To do this, we are committed to delivering lessons that are both creative and engaging, where the children are able to make rich connections across varied mathematical ideas to improve fluency, reasoning and competence in solving problems. In addition to this, we ensure that challenge is carefully planned to stretch all pupils so we are able to develop learners
- Weekly Maths lessons are planned to meet objectives set out in the national curriculum. Planning may be adapted during the week in response to assessment for learning carried out on a daily basis
- Children are given a range of manipulatives to challenge and enhance their learning.
- Times tables are reinforced through Timetable Rock stars in School and at home.
- Children are challenged on a weekly basis with Maths competitions and are rewarded in Friday assembly.
- In EYFS, Maths is taught as a Prime area. The children are taught White Rose Maths through 1 weekly input and 3 weekly mini inputs. The children also enjoy 1 session a week learning about that week’s ‘Magic Number’. In Continuous Provision, children have access to a Maths area, measuring tapes and wooden blocks in construction, wooden number tiles outside, sand tray and water tray outside, scales, Maths books as well as Enhanced provision linked to taught sessions or to consolidate knowledge.
- Each week children will have evidence in books of the work covered that week in Maths lessons.
- Each term, children will have covered the areas of Maths in their year group from the long-term plan.
- During lessons, children will be given feedback by teachers and teaching assistants. This will extend learning, address misconceptions or consolidate learning.
- Children are given opportunities to respond to all feedback using purple polishing.
- Photographs will also be used as evidence in some areas of Maths across the school.
- Every class will have a Maths working wall and Maths will be displayed around the School.
- Happy and engaged learners.
- Children who demonstrate resilience.
- Children making independent choices or apparatus.
- Children who are able to demonstrate a variety of Mathematical skills.
- Children who are prepared to share what they’ve learnt in a variety of ways.
- Maths skills being applied across other areas of the curriculum.
- Children reflecting, discussing and sharing their learning.