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Maths

Aims

The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • 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. 
  • 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 nonroutine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

 

Overview

At Wigton Moor we follow the White Rose Maths schemes of work in Reception and Key Stage 1.  We encourage teachers in Key Stage 1 and Reception to adapt planning to meet the needs of the children - not follow the scheme blindly.

 

In Key Stage 2, while many teachers will follow the teaching sequences and use resources provided by White Rose Maths, this is not an expectation.  We encourage teachers at Wigton Moor to plan for the needs of the children, spending time studying areas, set out through the programmes of study in the National Curriculum, that require the most attention.  The overall aim for all children is to achieve mastery. Mastery of mathematics is something that we want all pupils to acquire, or rather to continue acquiring throughout their school lives, and beyond.

Curriculum Documents

Reception and Key Stage 1 Planning Overviews:

Below you can see the sequence of learning planned by the White Rose Maths Scheme.  In May, Year 2 pupils currently take the Key Stage 1 SATs and so to prepare for these tests and possible moderation of teacher assessments, Wigton Moor does not follow these steps of learning as prescribed.

Key Stage 2

 

 

Year 5 : White Rose Maths Scheme of Learning

Long Term Plans

Wigton Moor has a bespoke curriculum in Key Stage 2 designed by our experienced staff.  We use a wide variety of resources and schemes of work to enhance what we do.  White Rose Maths is now becoming a bigger and bigger part of what we deliver.

The long term plans below do not aim to set out everything pupils are expected to learn – the national curriculum can be used for that.  Instead, below you will see two sections.  The first, lists key aspects of mathematics we consider to be essential knowledge that must be revisited from previous years to ensure pupils have a deep knowledge.  The second, lists key areas of mathematics that represents new learning in the associated year group.

Calculation Methods:

Lots of parents are keen to know which calculation methods we use in school so they can best support their children.  The Department for Education sets out it's preferred methods, which can be found in the programmes of study, but we also have a calculation policy in school.  The policy breaks the formal methods up into phases to enable pupils to be fluent in their use when they are ready.  If you would like any support in using the calculation methods set out in the policy why not try watching the videos in the video resource centre.  Alternatively, speak to your child's class teacher. 

On-Line Learning

All pupils have access to on-line subscription services to support maths learning.

 

In Key Stage 1 all pupils have access to NumBots - There are two modes, Story Mode and Challenge Mode.  Pupils work through the modes to improve their Robot.  The more maths they do and the faster they can work, the better their Robot becomes!

  • In Story Mode, the emphasis is on mathematical concepts and is underpinned by a mastery approach to teaching. Story Mode features visual representations, procedural variation, exposure to different calculation strategies and interleaved material all in very carefully sequenced order.
  • In Challenge Mode, the emphasis is on rapid responses to essential facts and simple sums, against the clock.

 

In Year 3 and Year 4 all pupils have access to TT Rock Stars - There are three game types, Garage/Gig, Studio and Soundcheck. Pupils create a Rock character and build up their speed to improve their 'rock speed' and improve their Rock Star.  In this game pupils can also compete against each other.

  • In Garage/Gig pupils complete times table questions for only the tables teachers have set - this is best for practice and earning coins
  • In Studio questions are anywhere up to 12 × 12 - this is best for improving rock speed and status
  • In Soundcheck there are 25 Questions, based on 12 x 12 multiplication facts, with a 6 second limit per question

 

In Year 5 and Year 6 all pupils have access to MyMaths - This platform allows teachers to set maths specific homework with mini lessons attached.  Pupils have access to games and support lessons and activities across the curriculum.

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