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Kidsgrove Primary School

Empowering Learners...Growing Minds

Summary of Implementation of Maths at Kidsgrove

How do we IMPLEMENT maths at Kidsgrove? 

 

Mathematics at Kidsgrove Primary School is planned and sequenced using White Rose Mathematics, tailored to our pupils needs with additional depth provided by the NCETM and bespoke in-school material. Our curriculum is designed to ensure careful cumulative coverage, with a taught focus on the connectivity of mathematical concepts applied throughout the school year, with precise sequencing of taught knowledge and skills to enable strong progression for all pupils. Our cumulative and in-depth application of the curriculum allows our pupils to develop a more profound depth of understanding and application, as they building on previous learning while engaging with challenging and meaningful tasks. Through rigorous and consistently high expectations of pupils’ fluency, we ensure that pupils have the number knowledge to access the ambitious range of reasoning and problem solving ingrained in our curriculum.

 

Our Maths Approcah at Kidsgrove 

 

High Expecations and Mastery

All children are expected to succeed and make progress from their starting points. 

 

Every class from EYFS to Y6 losely follow the White Rose long term plan  of learning which is based on the National Curriculum. Lessons are be personalised using our bespoke lesson structures and address the individual needs and requirements for a class. All children secure longterm, deep and adaptable understanding of maths which they can apply in different contexts.

 

We implement our approach through high quality teaching delivering appropriately challenging work for all individuals. To support, we have a range of mathematical resources in classrooms including Numicon, Base10 and counters (concrete equipment). When children have grasped a concept using concrete equipment, images and diagrams are used (pictorial) prior to moving to abstract questions. Abstract maths relies on the children understanding a concept thoroughly and being able to use their knowledge and understanding to answer and solve maths without equipment or images.

 

Maths is taught and applied across the curriculum ensuring that skills taught in these lessons are applied in other subjects.

 

The Teaching of Fluency 

We intend for all pupils to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

 

The Teaching of Reasoning 

We intend for all pupils to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.

 

The Teaching of Problem Solving 

We intend for all pupils to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

 

Automaticity

Automaticity is the ability to do things without occupying the mind with the low-level details required, allowing it to become an automatic response pattern or habit. It is usually the result of learning, repetition, and practice. At Kidsgrove automatcity is attained through learning, repetition, and practice. Each day pupils have an opportunity to revisit and practie learning from the last lesson, last week and last term. 

 

A Vocabulary Rich Environment

We have created a vocabulary rich environment, where talk for maths is a key learning tool for all pupils. Pre teaching key vocabulary is a driver for pupil understanding and develops the confidence of pupils to explain mathematically. 

 

 

Online Maths Tool

In order to advance individual children’s maths skills in school and at home, we utilise Times Tables Rock Stars for multiplication practise, application and consolidation. 

 

In Key Stage 2 we use the online platform Mirodo.  We used it to support SEN interventions, pre teaches and homework etc.  Our learning platform adapts to every child’s needs. Every child works at a different pace and Mirodo helps to tailor learning for a personalised learning experience.  Children also have access to video to support teaching and learning. 

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