At Worth Primary School our intent in Maths is to provide all children with full access to the maths curriculum, enabling them to achieve confidence and competence – ‘mastery’ in mathematics. The majority of pupils will progress through the curriculum content at the same pace and differentiation will be achieved by emphasising deep knowledge and understanding through individual support and intervention. Children will be encouraged at every opportunity to ‘reason’ their mathematical understanding.
The main focus on the planning is using Maths Hub medium-term plans. From this, a yearly maths topic overview for each term has been devised to inform weekly planning of the knowledge and skills to be taught in the areas of number and place value; addition and subtraction; multiplication and division; fractions; measurement; geometry and statistics. The school makes use of the White Rose Maths materials to support planning across the school and can be supplement this with their own ideas and experience and those of their colleagues.
The children, on leaving Worth Primary School, should be able to: calculate accurately using the formal and informal methods; discuss their learning and reasoning using key vocabulary; show their methods of calculation clearly; recall key facts e.g. number bonds and times tables and apply these; have a good mathematical knowledge and understanding of key concepts, using these to apply to reasoning and problem solving questions.
To support our maths learning we use Timestable Rockstars from Year 2 through to Year 6. This is an online platform to support the learning of multiplication and division facts. We run competitions and give out certificates to encourage participation. The pupils enjoy doing this as part of their homework at home. They often challenge other pupils and staff!
White Rose maths have a free app available to help children embed key number skills. Follow the link below to find out more.
Please see below for the calculation policies which explain and give examples of the methods taught and used in school.