We believe that every child is entitled to a broad, balanced, enriched and personalised curriculum, through which their mathematical skills will be developed. Pupils will have the opportunity to experience mathematical learning which is appropriate to their individual developmental needs. The skills developed in Mathematics provide pupils with the tools for exploring, investigating and understanding the world-enabling them to lead a life after school which is as independent as possible.
- To promote enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion •
- To promote confidence and competence with numbers and the number system •
- To develop the ability to solve problems through decision-making and reasoning in a range of contexts •
- To develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented •
- To explore features of shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts •
- To understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life. •
- To provide a stimulating and exciting environment which reflects and supports the importance of mathematics •
- To teach mathematics using a variety of approaches, visual stimuli and resources that meet our pupils’ individual needs.
- The White Rose Scheme of Work provides exemplification for each of the objectives using term by term overviews, which are linked to the new National Curriculum. The schemes are broken down into fluency, reasoning and problem solving, which are the key aims of the curriculum
- Staff use the White Rose Planning template to plan discrete learning on a termly basis, ensuring they cover all topics throughout the course of the year. •
- Where there are authentic learning links, Math’s is incorporated into the class topic .
- Pupils in the EYFS will be given opportunities to learn mathematics through the Early Years Curriculum. Children learn about Math’s through play and their daily experiences.
- Each child’s Mathematical progress is assessed on a termly basis using Dashboard •
- Children are baselined and assessed in the areas of number/geometry/statistics •
- Each term a Personal Learning Plan is set which includes IEP targets and will usually include one or more personal targets in Mathematics linked to the pupil’s EHCP outcomes •
- Children are given regular oral and written feedback for their math’s learning in accordance with the school’s AfL policy. •
- Teachers carry out day to day informal assessments of Mathematical ability including annotations which include next learning steps. •
- Children should be encouraged to self-assess through discussion and talking about their learning •
- Mathematics is also assessed through the Standard Assessment Tasks at the end of Key Stage 1 and 2, where appropriate
Refer to Hawthorns Numeracy Policy for further details