MATHS

We teach Maths using the White Rose Maths scheme. Problem solving, fluency and relational understanding are at the heart of the scheme.
Lessons typically are broken into three parts:

New Learning – the teacher introduces and explains the new learning for the lesson.
Guided Practice – children practice new learning in groups, pairs or individually guided by the teacher.
Independent Practice – practice on your own. Once children have mastered the concept they use their reasoning and problem-solving skills to develop their depth of learning.

Children that require extra support to raise their levels of achievement may be supported by the class teacher or teaching assistant during the independent phase of the lesson.

Key points:

  • A highly effective approach to teaching maths based on research and evidence
  • Clear programme of progression of mathematical concepts and skills across the school
  • Introduces new concepts using Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) approach
  • Teaches mental strategies to solve problems such as drawing a model

In addition we have developed our own arithmetic lessons in each year group, we call it 'Big Maths'.  Each class has a daily session of Big Maths that last 10 mins, this is a time to rehearse mathematical concepts and deepen knowledge and understanding.

We also use Times Tables Rockstars as a tool to help pupils develop fluency in multiplication tables. There is usually an in class multiplication challenge weekly.

For homework, children use MyMaths website to practise previously learnt maths knowledge and skills. MyMaths home learning is set weekly.

Have a look at the programmes of study for each year group;