We aim to produce confident mathematicians who can use and apply their knowledge and understanding in a variety of contexts. We endeavour to provide children with a diverse range of opportunities to use their maths skills across the curriculum.
The three aims of the National Curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving are incorporated into daily practice. Children are encouraged to be fluent through the use of basic arithmetic activities and then provided with a wide range of opportunities to then apply these skills to develop their reasoning and problem solving skills.
Children complete PKAs (Prior Knowledge Assessments) at the start of each unit. Each unit is taken from the Rising Stars Mid-term plan, which allows children to revisit their learning and build on prior understanding. There are a series of PKAs, which gradually cover the curriculum and are used within the spiral mid-term plan. Teachers complete a question level analysis from the PKAs to assess children’s understanding and gaps so that children can become fluent. From this, teachers use a range of resources to plan and teach: Rising Stars, White Rose Maths Hub, Mastery Maths and Nrich. These resources are combined in the Calculation Policy, which demonstrates how a CPA approach can be used to support a deeper understanding. The Calculation Policy also demonstrates how bar modelling can be used to support children moving from using concrete resources, to pictorial and abstract methods. At the end of the unit, children revisit their PKA.
Timetables Rock Stars
Children have opportunities to practice their timestables at home using Timestables Rock Stars.
Children have their own log in details.
Homework will be set for children on MyMaths.
Parents can access the site using the username provided by school.
Children have their individual log details to log into their own area once they have signed in.