Mathematics

Intent

AtSalisbury ManorPrimary, we recognise that mathematics is essential to everyday life: it iscritical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy as well as mostforms of employment.We aim to provide a high-quality mathematics education with a masteryapproach so that allchildren: 

§  become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics; 

§  reason mathematically; 

§  can solve problems by applying their mathematics. 

(National Curriculum 2014) 

Implementation 

AtSalisbury Manor we useWhite Rose Mathsin Years 1-6, which hasbeen written to supportteachers in all aspects of their planning.Teachers need to plan the following for mathematics lessons: 

§  Precise questioning to test conceptual and procedural knowledge 

§  How and when manipulatives will be used, where possible,withineach lesson toscaffold difficult tasks 

§  Low stake quizzes to support learners’ability to block learning and increase space intheirworking memory 

§  Tasks and questions whichchallenge pupils to apply and deepen their learningandmathematical reasoning 

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), we relate the mathematical aspects of thechildren'swork to the Development Matters statements and the Early Learning Goals (ELG),as set out in theEYFS profile document. Mathematics development involves providingchildren with opportunitiesto: practise and improve their skills in counting numbers;calculating simple addition andsubtraction problems;and to describe shapes, spaces, andmeasures. Themathematicsareas of learning are number (ELG 11) and shape,space and measures (ELG 12). We continuallyobserve and assess children against theseareas using their age-related objectivesthenplan thenext steps in their mathematicaldevelopment through a topic-based curriculum.There are opportunities for children toencounter maths throughout the EYFS (both inside andoutside) – withboth plannedactivities and the self-selection of easily accessible qualitymaths resources. Wheneverpossible children’s interests are used to support delivering themathematics curriculum. 

ThroughoutReception teachers aim to draw the elements of a daily mathematicslessontogether so that, by the time children move into Year 1, they are familiar with astructured lesson/activity.

Impact 

Our mathematics curriculum is based upon White Roseresources which are fullysupported by the Department for Education as they meet the requirements of the newcurriculum.It provides all the elements that teachers need toteach maths mastery withconfidence and to encourage children to talk using maths language. Wemeasure theimpactof our curriculum usingthe following methods: 

§  A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes 

§  TermlyProgress in Understanding Mathematics Assessment (PUMA)which is asuite of termly standardised maths tests which enable school to trackprogress, predictfuture performance and benchmark against national averages 

§  Pupil discussions about their learning 

We will enhance children’s cultural capital by using money, telling the time and knowing about shapes, how to add and subtract, multiply and divide. Using real-life problems is an excellent way to show pupils the validity of their maths knowledge. 

 

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