Subject Leader for Maths
Our curriculum intent for Maths is to ensure that by the end of their primary education, all children are fluent and confident with the basic principles of Mathematics. At Christ Church, we encourage can do attitudes with regards to all aspects of Maths and promote the fact that everybody can do it. We teach our Maths curriculum in manageable steps to ensure that substantial progress is made by all pupils and that they are all achieving.
It is the aim of our Maths curriculum to ensure our pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- are able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language
Maths is taught every morning in EYFS. Each lesson starts with a main carpet input where the children are taught a key concept through a story or game. Children then work in small groups which are adult led. All new learning incorporates using concrete resources. We place a high value on children using concrete resources as we know that it is important for them to talk about, touch and experiment with Maths. At the end of each learning objective, the children consolidate their learning by answering written questions independently.
Maths activities (both connected to current maths learning and previous learning linked to the class topic) can be found around both the indoor and outdoor EYFS provision. Children can independently access these activities throughout the school day, exploring different contexts through stories, songs, puzzles, puppet play and games, where staff are on hand to reinforce concepts and vocabulary through questioning and discussion.
KS1 and KS2
In KS1, Maths is taught for an hour every day, in the morning. In KS2 Maths is taught for an hour and 10 minutes every day, also in the morning.
Four out of five lessons follow the WRMaths schemes of learning. The fundamental idea behind the White Rose Maths curriculum design is to support pupils to be able to perform simpler tasks so they can then move on to perform more complex tasks. We know that our pupils need to have a firm understanding of the basic rules of number before they are able to access deeper thinking.
The WRMaths curriculum is designed to make sure that children are taught things in an order that will support future learning. For example, place value needs to be understood before moving on to addition and subtraction and then addition links closely to multiplication. There is a great emphasis on number skills first as this area of maths supports other areas that are taught later on in the year or in the key stage.
When the core maths skills have been consolidated, they are applied to different areas in maths such as shape, data and measure.
On the fifth lesson of the week, in KS2, children are taught core skills maths. This is a way of pre teaching future learning and recapping things that the children have been taught in previous year groups. Interleaving learning is key when helping our children retain what they have been taught.
In KS1, there is a weekly Arithmetic lesson which focuses on the four operations and mental methods such as number bonds. In addition to this, the children have weekly basic skills sessions where they focus on number formation, number bonds and times table facts. The children access this in a carousel plan where they rotate around different activities: online games such as Numbots, 1:1 adult work and recall card games.
Throughout school there is a CPA teaching approach for all areas of Maths. We believe that if children can see it and draw it then they can do it. Children can access concrete materials to support them in their maths learning throughout all fluency and reasoning and problem solving tasks but there is a greater emphasis on the pictorial and abstract stage. We believe that the pictorial and abstract stage will give the children valuable skills that they can take forward into their everyday lives.
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Maths from home
There is a wealth of resources on the internet that children can access from home. From maths games, to mock tests to homework help for both parents and children. Please see below for a selection of great websites to use.
If there’s any that you come across, let Miss Key know and she’ll add it to the website!
Maths Websites for Children
Helping your child at home-
If you have a child in Reception please take the time to have a look at the document below, which details different ways that you can support your child's mathematical learning at home.