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Maths Curriculum Intent

 

 

Maths Vision and Rationale.

At Summer Lane Primary school, we use our long-term plan for the basis of our planning. In EYFS, we use "Development Matters" for our Shape, space and measure curriculum. To develop a deep understanding of number, we use the NCETM "Mastery of number" scheme.

 

From the start of KS1, we use the National Curriculum to plan our lessons with the aim of attaining the ready to progress criteria for each year group. To support this, we use the NCETM as our primary teaching resource (this provides a wide range of question types, presented to children in a variety of different ways), in addition to using a large variety of further resources and teacher expertise, in order to enrich our curriculum and provide further challenge. Our curriculum resources are accessible for all children, yet still offer challenge for higher attainers. Providing this approach allows for consistency in school, across KS1 and 2.

 

Arithmetic is taught daily as part of every Maths lesson. Assessment is undertaken twice yearly, and provides the school with key information on the attainment and progress of our pupils, as well as an opportunity to understand whether children have learned concepts and embedded them in their long term memory.

 

Homework is set on a weekly basis using an online platform, and focuses on previously taught skills. Timestables are also practised for homework, using timestables.co.uk. In KS1, "Numbots" is used as homework to inculcate basic number knowledge.

 

Paper “Times Tables Rockstars” is used as a method to inculcate tables knowledge. This  helps pupils develop their automatic recall of core declarative knowledge, rather than rely on derivation, guesswork or casting around for clues. Times tables are assessed on a half-termly basis, where progress is measured using a baseline analysis. Year 4 pupils are prepared for their times table check by having extended access to online times table resources on a more regular basis. Times tables are also taught at the start of every Maths lesson, in years 3,4 and 5, in preparation for the national Multiplaction tables check.

 

Children are encouraged to perform well in Maths, with special mention awards given regularly to celebrate achievement.

Autumn term 1 Pupil Voice

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