Mathematics curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact
We believe success in maths for every child is possible. We have high expectations for all our children to both enjoy and be successful in maths. It is our belief that maths ability is not innate, but rather, increased through effort and hard work. Using the Mathematics Mastery approach, we believe children can become confident, enthusiastic and inquisitive learners. We aim for all children to leave school as confident mathematicians with the skills to achieve their aspirations, with a large proportion of young adults studying maths at university and entering mathematical based jobs in later life.
We will deliver a curriculum that:
- Allows the children to learn new skills year on year and build on these skills as they progress through school
- Inspires learning through excellent teaching practices that build on prior learning and allow for repetition and progression of skills that build upon high starting points
- Builds on their high starting points and is aspirational throughout school
- Is inclusive and scaffolds learnings so that all our children can access learning and be suitably challenged
- Encourages our children to be self-motivated, independent and resilient by being fluent in the basic skills and developing skills that allow them to make mistakes and learn from them.
- Challenges the children to become excellent mathematicians that are fluent, accurate and confident when applying their skills to a range of contexts
The maths curriculum is led and overseen by the curriculum lead and SLT who will lead a regular programme of monitoring, evaluation and review and the celebration of good practice. The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014.
The teaching, learning and sequencing of the curriculum follows:
- Mathematics mastery program used based on the Singapore maths approach
- We do not differentiate by number and instead use a CPA model to scaffold and constrain where needed, providing access to all pupils and elevating the ceiling of learning to enable challenge for all. Our children explore, represent and make connections using multiple representations, such as objects, pictures, numbers and symbols, ensuring a depth of understanding and problem solving is developed.
- Talk tasks are used within the lessons format to support a high standard of mathematical language which strengthens conceptual understanding and allows children to explain and reason their understanding.
- Problem solving is essential for children to identify, apply and connect their ideas and to tackle new and more complex problems. All lessons have differentiated challenge for all which is reasoning based. We encourage children to develop mathematical thinking so they can systemise, generalise and seek out patterns.
- All year groups utilize the maths mastery yearly planner, making sure that enough time is dedicated for all learners to reach a concept aiming to develop depth and mastery
- Children are given time and a variety of opportunities to fully explore mathematical concepts and challenge comes from investigating ideas in new and complex ways, rather than accelerating through new topics.
- All pupils attend a maths meeting for 15 minutes daily. This time is used to rehearse number fluency and to consolidate concepts learnt through the year.
- Times tables and fluency are taught discretely in KS2
- Same day and next day interventions are timetabled to address misconceptions and to close any gaps identified during the maths lessons
- Staff receive development to ensure that they are skilled and confident in the teaching of maths through weekly observations and CPD
- Maths is assessed using the whole school feedback policy and lessons are adapted daily to meet and personalise learning needs.
- Low stakes testing in the form of end of unit tests will allow for long term memory development and secure understanding of skills.
- The maths curriculum design ensures that the needs of all children will be met through high quality teaching and intervention where appropriate.
- Depth for all and time taken for all pupils to grasp concepts increase our level of pupils attaining greater depth
- Enjoyment of the maths curriculum promotes achievement, confidence
- The children will be resilient, and they will have the skills to correct and learn from their mistakes.
- The children will become fluent in all basic skills, including times tables and apply and reason these skills to a range of contexts.
- Children leave the school ready for the next phase of learning and will have the skills to apply their learning to a wide range of problems in real life.
- Children will have the maths skills to solve problems beyond their classroom environment.
- children can become confident, enthusiastic and inquisitive learners.
Please click Below to see the Maths Mastery yearly planner for each term
Yearly Planner Autumn term
Yearly planner Spring term
Yearly Planner Summer term