Mathematics helps children to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives. At Darnhall Primary school, we follow the White Rose scheme of learning for Mathematics. This, along with our school progression grid, ensures that the objectives from the National Curriculum are covered. The progressive lessons follow the National Curriculum’s separate year group objectives, providing clear guidance of what is to be taught in each year group in Mathematics. From a carefully-planned curriculum in Early Years through to the end of Year 6, all children at Darnhall Primary are taught skills which build on each other, allowing learning to develop within and across year groups. The use of the nationally recognised White Rose Maths scheme for our Mathematics curriculum ensures that it is fully progressive and of a high-quality. Retrieval opportunities are planned to allow our children to recall prior learning and build on this further as each year progresses. Each area of Mathematics (including Number and Place Value, which underpin all elements of our Mathematics teaching) is covered on the progression grid and the long-term overviews from White Rose to ensure that ourchildren are taught a wide range of mathematical skills which they can use in later life. The White Rose long term plans and our school progression grid promotes all areas equally to enable our children to apply their mathematical understanding in a range of authentic outcomes, with problem solving playing a huge part in the delivery of our ambitious
At Darnhall Primary school we aim to:
- develop a positive attitude to maths as an interesting and attractive subject in which all children gain some success and pleasure;
- develop mathematical understanding through systematic direct teaching of appropriate learning objectives;
- encourage the effective use of maths as a tool in a wide range of activities within school and, subsequently, adult life;
- develop an ability in the children to express themselves fluently, to talk about the subject with assurance, using correct mathematical language and vocabulary:
- develop an appreciation of relationships within maths;
- develop ability to think clearly and logically with independence of thought and flexibility of mind;
- develop an appreciation of creative aspects of maths and awareness of its aesthetic appeal;
- develop mathematical skills and knowledge and quick recall of basic facts in line with NNS recommendations.
The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including the varied and regular practice of increasingly complex problems over time.
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, understanding relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
- Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
At Darnhall all staff are aware of identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEN and/or disabilities. Staff support pupils with SEND to overcome and barriers to participating and learning, and make any reasonable adjustments needed to include disabled pupils in all aspects of school life. When planning and teaching the curriculum Darnhall we make reasonable adjustments in our policies and practice to prevent discrimination against disabled pupils, we ensure that all children regardless of need can access the curriculum through accessibility planning and scaffolding.
Please see attached a copy of the Mathematics programme of study for KS1 and KS2.
The expectation is that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress will always be based on the security of pupils’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly will be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content.
Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material will consolidate their understanding, including additional practice, before moving on. A useful document is our Darnhall Primary school calculations policy , which is attached below. This outlines the progression in strategies relating to the four written methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It shares expectations for each year group, and is a useful document for parents in supporting children in their next steps.
Please click the attached calculations policy, yearly curriculum coverage overview and age related expectations for each year group.
To consolidate our maths learning and to practice our important maths skills, here are some useful websites below:
Please see the table below of the times table expectation for each year group. Please practise regularly at home to support your child/children's' confidence and progress. The class teacher will test pupils weekly in school.
Use timestable Rockstars to regulary practise your times tables.
At home you may wish to visit: