At Noak Bridge Primary school, we aim to ensure that all children:
- Study a high quality Maths curriculum that is both challenging and enjoyable
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and be able to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
- Are able to reason mathematically and use accurate and technical language when providing their justifications
- Can solve problems by applying their knowledge to new contexts
- Develop the ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
- Will develop the ability to articulate and discuss their thinking through mathematical talk
- Apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects
We teach Maths through:
- Daily Maths lessons which follow a mastery approach using White Rose small steps for our medium-term planning.
- Daily arithmetic in KS2 and Year 2 later in the school year.
- Mathematical topics which are taught in blocks, to enable the achievement of ‘mastery’ over time.
- Frequent recapping of previously covered topics to commit knowledge to long term memore.
- Using a range of high quality resources including the White Rose Premium Resources, Deepening Understanding, Twinkl challenges and problems from Nrich.
In Key Stage 1, children use practical resources and pictorial representations to support and embed their learning. Emphasis is placed on counting, number recognition, place value and calculating. Key number facts, which are vital for the mathematics taught in Key Stage 2, are learned, recalled and embedded through varied and frequent practice.
In Key Stage 2, pictorial representations and practical resources are used alongside abstract methods to support and aid learning. In early Key stage 2, key facts from Key Stage 1 are recalled and developed, with gaps in learning addressed immediately. Across the key stage, varied activities are used to ensure children’s learning is embedded and can be applied in a variety of different contexts.
National Curriculum purpose of study
Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore 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.
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions