Mathematics at Luston and Shobdon
Maths Leads: Sarah Turner & Claire Bufton
Our curriculum is based on the new curriculum and a model by the White Rose Maths Hub and NCETM. 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 – 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.”
National Curriculum, 2014
What Mathematics looks like across the Federation
Intent, Implementation & Impact
|Mathematics National Curriculum
|Websites for Home
Supporting Your Child
|Reception - age 4-5
|Year One - age 5-6
|Year Two - age 6-7
|Key Stage Two - age 7-11
Marvellous Maths to master at home
|Ladybird Spots includes counting, matching and ordering numbers games, which can help with learning to count and recognising the numbers and number words up to 10.
Place Value Basketball helps you to understand the concept of hundreds, tens and ones. You need to recognise the Dienes base ten blocks and match to numbers up to three digits.
Hit the Button is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers.
Year One - Year Six
Multiples and Factors is a fun mental maths game which focuses on finding the Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) or the Highest Common Factor (HCF).
Learn how much fun counting can be with the Numberblocks - a fun-loving group of numbers who work together to solve problems big and small.
Maths Knowledge Organisers and Vocabulary
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.