Our aim is to equip all children with the skills and confidence to solve a range of real life problems through fluency with numbers and mathematical reasoning. Children are encouraged to see the mathematics that surrounds them every day and enjoy developing vital life skills in this subject.
We are determined that:
We are proud to be working closely with the Jurassic Maths Hub and follow their underlying principle for the teaching of mathematics:
The intention of teaching for mastery is to give all children access to equitable classrooms; classrooms where they can all participate and be influencial, and classrooms where they are encouraged and supported to develop a deep connected and sustained understanding of the mathematics being explored
This is achieved in part through the 5 ideas of Mastery:
These 5 ideas can be visualised as follows:
Mathematics is taught at least daily and, as children get older, is supplemented by home learning tasks such as learning multiplication tables, together with the use of additional resources such as TImes Tables Rock Stars which increase fluency and enjoyment.
Children are encouraged to undertake maths calculations using pen from an early age in order to help teachers fully understand the thought process and misconceptions experienced by the child.
In order to ensure progression across the school, we follow the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) materials which can be found below:
|Addition and Subtraction||Algebra||Mathematical Vocabulary||Measurement||Multiplication & Division|
|Place Value||Position, Direction & Movement||Properties of Shape||Ratio and Proportion||Statistics|
We use White Rose Maths as a basis for our Mastery teaching in maths and units are spread across the 6 years of Key Stages 1 & 2. Teachers are free to use materials from other sources, such as NCETM and Jurassic Maths Hub in structuring their lessons and designing tasks based on prior learning and experiences of the children in their mixed-age classes. Our long term plan may be found here: Village Schools Partnership Long Term Maths Plan