Maths

Maths is a very important subject area in life inside and outside the classroom. Our curriculum is based on the new curriculum and a model by the White Rose Maths Hub.  We ensure children gain an in depth understanding of maths by teaching fluency, reasoning and problem solving.

We focus on depth rather than acceleration. The old curriculum, measured in terms of levels, encouraged undue pace. Children were accelerated onto more complex concepts before really mastering earlier ones. The new curriculum encourages a study of fewer skills in greater depth – this is what we call mastery.

Based on the new curriculum and a model by the White Rose Maths Hub, we are ensuring children gain an in depth understanding of maths by teaching fluency, reasoning and problem solving.

Fluency allows children to use hands on approaches such as using number beads, multilink or counters to physically show a theory.

Reasoning – This allows children to start explaining their understanding of a mathematical concept. By ensuring all children can verbalise their understanding, it helps them to build a secure understanding of a concept rather than having a superficial understanding that may later turn into a misconception.

Placing mathematical concepts in different contexts allows children to apply their knowledge and understanding, showing a greater depth of learning.