Maths is a very important subject area in life inside and outside the classroom.
Our curriculum is based on the new curriculum and a model by the White Rose Maths Hub. We ensure children gain an in depth understanding of maths by teaching fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
We focus on depth rather than acceleration. The new curriculum encourages a study of fewer skills in greater depth – this is what we call mastery.
Based on the new curriculum and a model by the White Rose Maths Hub, we are ensuring children gain an in depth understanding of maths by teaching fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
Fluency allows children to use hands on approaches such as using number beads, multilink or counters to physically show a theory.
Reasoning – This allows children to start explaining their understanding of a mathematical concept. By ensuring all children can verbalise their understanding, it helps them to build a secure understanding of a concept rather than having a superficial understanding that may later turn into a misconception.
Placing mathematical concepts in different contexts allows children to apply their knowledge and understanding, showing a greater depth of learning.
“A high-quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.”
MATHS KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS
A Knowledge Organiser is a go-to document for a topic/unit of work: each one identifies the
key information that children need to have learned by the end of a topic.
It also acts as a tool to support children in retaining and retrieving knowledge for life-long learning.