Our Vision in Maths...
At Bishop Martin we believe maths is for everyone. Developing a positive attitude and love of learning in maths is essential, promoting enjoyment and providing opportunities to reason mathematically and solve problems. We want all pupils to be passionate about maths and inspired to have a life-long curiosity.
In relation to the aims of the INSPIRE curriculum, our maths curriculum is developed to be fully inclusive for all the pupils we teach. The aim for our pupils is to develop curiosity and to think critically; challenging their individual thought processes and that of others. We want children to be be able to explain their reasoning and be perceptive in their questioning.
In each year group, children taught to be fluent in the fundamental workings of the number system as this feeds into all number-based work and wider problem-solving activities.
We follow the White Rose Maths scheme to plan and teach mathematics and sequence these to meet the needs of the pupils we teach. Our ambition is for children to be fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics to master the content they are taught; applying both mental and written methods where applicable. Children will apply these fluency facts to a range of problems where they will show perseverance and demonstrate the ability to break problems down into simpler, smaller steps.
We are working closely with our local NCETM Mathshub to embed the teaching of mastery so that our pupils can develop deep and lasting understanding of mathematical procedures and concepts.
Enquiry will be at the heart of maths lessons and children will be allowed to explore concepts using practical equipment. Lessons will enable children to move between concrete, pictorial and abstract approaches to content. Representations and Structures also allow pupils to make connections between learning with the aim being that can do the maths without the need for a visual representation. Key vocabulary, that is topic specific, develops pupils mathematical talk. This will be evident and at the forefront of dialogue within the classroom. Within lessons teachers will use variation to offer concepts in more than one way and to sequence learning over the course of a lesson or lessons, drawing attention to mathematical relationships.
All children in Years 1 - 6 have a login for My Maths and Times Tables Rockstars (Y2-6) or Numbots (Y1). Children can find their login details within their reading records and can access the applications at home.
All children from Y1 - Y6 have access to a online system called Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots. It is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times table and addition and subtraction calcualtions. Children can practise, improve fluency and speed of recall. It concentrates on a different times table each week, selected by the class teacher, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables they have practiced every third week to check retrieval.
MyMaths provides complete curriculum coverage for Key Stage 1 and 2. MyMaths offers interactive lessons, “booster packs” for revision, and assignable homeworks and worksheets, along with a wealth of resources to develop your childs confidence and fluency in maths.
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