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Maths

Intent:

The intent of our mathematics curriculum is to design a curriculum, which is accessible to all and will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. Opportunities are provided for children to question, investigate and challenge themselves. We deliver lessons that are creative and engaging. We want children to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. We intend for our pupils to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to other areas of the curriculum such as science and other subjects. We want children to realise that mathematics has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. We want them to know that it is essential to everyday life, critical to science, nature, technology, engineering and necessary.

Implementation:

At Brookvale we use a range of materials to support the planning and teaching of maths. We use White Rose Hub Materials as part of our scheme of work to ensure coverage. This is complemented with materials from Curriculum Secrets, NRich, Sense of Number, Testbase and Maths Frame. Each day there is a Maths Review that enables children to review previous learning. Numicon is used in EYFS and KS1 to support and develop early number knowledge. Cross-curricular learning and a diverse range of topics is used to establish meaningful links with maths and other subjects that help secure prior learning or develop learning further. Termly assessment Progress in Understanding Mathematics Assessment (PUMA) which is a suite of termly standardised maths tests which enable school to track progress, predict future performance and benchmark against national averages. Where possible, learning will be supported and enriched by visits, work with specialists, extensive use of the environment and real-life opportunities.

Impact:

All our children arrive with different starting points and all children will achieve their very best possible. They will make progress academically, emotionally, creatively, socially and be able to communicate in a wide variety of ways. They will be able to problem solve and apply their maths in different aspects of their everyday life. Through their experiences, they will be able to access further skills and knowledge and will be prepared for a future of life-long learning.