Our aim is for all children to be able to become fluent in the fundamentals of maths, reason mathematically and solve problems by applying their mathematics. Our children develop a wider range of mathematical vocabulary, through hearing and speaking, in order to present justification, argument and proof. Children experience mathematics through a range of visual stimuli, which will allow them to be able to make rich connections across mathematical ideas, which will prepare them for life in an ever changing, modern world.
Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside. We recognise that children learn through routine, continuous provision and incidental learning opportunities, as well as planned sessions and activities. Mathematical understanding is developed through stories, songs, games, routine, questioning, imaginative play, child-initiated learning and structured teaching
KS1 and KS2
Throughout KS1 and KS2, math lessons are sequenced into manageable steps of learning with concepts being taught at a measured pace. This ensures that no child is left behind, as well as providing deeper and richer experiences for pupils who are grasping concepts quickly. To ensure coverage and progression across year groups, we use the units and manageable steps from the CanDo Maths Club to help inform the sequence of learning.
Typically, Maths lessons have 4 parts, which are all about the same mathematical concept (manageable step). The parts are taught in the following order:
Children’s progress through the parts of the lesson, depends on their depth of understanding. Throughout lessons, teachers will recognise children’s misconceptions as they arise and address them immediately to enable those pupils to progress through the lesson independently. Children who demonstrate that they do not have a secure understanding of the concept, will be supported by adults or resources to enable them to achieve at least some success within the lesson.
Maths on Track (MoT)
Maths on Track (MoT) Sessions allow those Children who did not have a secure understanding of the concept in the lessons, a further opportunity to keep up with their peers by recapping the learning from the lesson. In MoT sessions, children who have met the aim of lesson will have an opportunity to explore the ‘Deepen it’ activity in more detail. Children who have completed all parts of the lesson will recap a skill which they have previously been taught to further embed their understanding of that concept.