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Maths

Maths is taught in-line with the objectives from the EYFS Profile in Reception and the National Curriculum in Years 1-6.

Every day children will engage in a whole-class daily maths sessions to ensure that during each unit of study, and across their time in school, they can:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge accurately and rapidly
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems, including breaking down problems into simpler steps

Approaches to Teaching & Learning

Daily mathematics lessons take place within class, differentiated to meet the needs of all children in the class.  Mathematical proficiency requires a focus on core knowledge and procedural fluency so that pupils can carry out mathematical procedures flexibly, accurately, consistently and efficiently. Practical, hands-on experiences of using, comparing and calculating with numbers and quantities are of crucial importance in establishing the best mathematical start.

Manipulatives, such as Numicon, Dienes, number beads and place value counters, are used regularly to enable children to visualise mathematical concepts and ideas. Consistent use of meaningful and engaging images and models allow children to develop a robust understanding of the concepts underpinning the required calculation, number and measure strands.

Agreed calculation strategies, models & images and mental calculations for each of the number operations are recorded in the Endeavour Calculation Policy. We recognise that mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas.

Broadly speaking, pupil knowledge and understanding develops from the concrete, to the pictorial through to the abstract. Children working within any one class may be working at different points of the spectrum. Teachers use their own assessments to differentiate classroom teaching accordingly. Problem solving and mathematical reasoning is embedded in weekly maths lessons through questioning, investigations and problem solving.

Children are taught to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language. Through (graphical) representation and planned questioning (Bubble Questions), children are taught how to demonstrate their understanding of mathematically concepts.

 

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Each week your child will be tested on their Maths Award. Please support you child to learn these key facts so that they can be applied in their maths sessions. When you child has passed a Maths Award they will receive a certificate to bring home!