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Our mathematics curriculum gives every child a deep understanding and love of mathematics. We do this by providing the children with a variety of rich mathematical opportunities, underpinned by a deep conceptual understanding of maths concepts, structures and procedures. Children are given the confidence to ask questions, share ideas, work hard and see mistakes as learning tools.

The Federation uses the mastery approach through the “Power Maths” scheme of work in Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Within this, our approach to lessons is centred on the five core competencies, which are: representation and structure, fluency, variation, mathematical thinking and coherence.  We want our children to make connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly challenging problems whilst also reflecting on their own mathematical journey.  In this way, we aim for our children to not only see themselves as mathematicians but also gain an understanding that mathematics is essential for everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering and necessary for most forms of employment.

Our EYFS curriculim ensures that every child develops a strong mathematical foundation in a way that is engaging and appropriate for their age. We use materials from Power Maths. This approach places strong emphasis on developing a strong grounding in number, as it acknowledges that this is a necessary foundation for children to excel in the subject. The typical progression highlights the range of experiences (some of which may be befitting for younger children) but the activities and opportunities are developed across the Reception provision.

By the end of EYFS, the aim is for every child to recognise number and be able to subitise. 

By the end of KS1, the aim is for every child to have a fluent understanding of numbers and be able to manipulate and calculate within 100.

By the end of KS2, the aim is for every child to be numerate with an understanding of how to manipulate number to solve a range of complex problems.

Support for children

Children are supported through a pre-teach, same day intervention, mixed ability groupings, the use of manipulatives and more time spent at the concrete stage, strengthen activities from the scheme of work, homework and reading support. In this way we provide a progressive and inclusive approach to maths.

Challenge for children

The focus is on enrichment before acceleration. Pupils are expected to have mastered the knowledge being taught before moving on. During the Discover task children are asked to demonstrate their solution in another way, explain their method to a friend or in a note explaining their thinking or evaluate the most efficient method. During the Practice section, children are encouraged to work through all the questions. Once finished they can pick one of the following activities: the provided Deepen activities, pick a question and writing a note explaining what they have done or answering a question from the NCETM Mastery Materials.


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