Children in Key Stage One and Two work towards meeting or exceeding the National Curriculum end of year expectations in each of the areas of maths; Number, Measurement and Geometry with Statistics also featuring at Key Stage Two. The White Rose scheme of work is used and supplemented with a planned programme to teach number fluency and facts (Ready Steady Maths).
Assessments are made against the objectives taught and the National Curriculum expectations as set out for each year group in our tracking system, Target Tracker (see below for details for each year group). This is to support further planning and to report children’s progress and attainment. Teacher assessments are also supported by more formal tests (Headstart Assessments) to provide evidence on pupil’s progress and attainment.
We put an emphasis on the Number strands and have a school Calculations Policy (available on our Policies page) to support the progression of skills in this area. Children take part in weekly Rock Stars Maths to support their quick recall and manipulation of number facts.
We believe in the importance of the use of Models and Images when teaching and learning maths. Our classrooms have a range of apparatus and learning displays to support this and we provide appropriate practical activities that are vital in enabling our children to develop mathematical skills and concepts. During maths sessions children will experience whole class, small group and individual teaching and learning. Children will be expected to work collaboratively as well as independently.
The teaching and learning of problem solving and investigative skills is embedded within the curriculum.