The school follows the National Curriculum which was last updated in December 2014. In addition to this, teachers from our school, along with those across the pyramid, use White Rose to support their planning.
As a school, we aim to ensure that children have a full conceptual understanding of mathematics and begin our learning using CONCRETE resources such as Numicom, Diennes, Multilink, place value counters to show them the maths. Children spend time with the resources to explore each concept. During the next stage of their learning, children will use a PICTORIAL representation to develop their understanding which then links from the concrete to the next stage ABSTRACT. Some children may spend longer on each of the concrete or pictorial stages to ensure their understanding is secure. Other children, particularly older children, will be challenged to use concrete and pictorial to explain an idea. Examples of the link between concrete, pictorial and abstract can be seen on our Pyramid Calculation Policy (showing methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) which was published in November 2017.
The children have a daily math’s hour and a problem/investigation/mental math’s session. In addition to this, Math’s Meetings are run throughout the week to revisit topics to keep skills sharp!
Numeracy is used throughout the curriculum when appropriate.
Maths Standards Sheets showing expectations for each year group