It is our aim that all pupils at Bill Quay Primary School will become proficient in mathematics, achieving confidence and competence so that they develop the maths skills needed for the future. We believe all pupils are capable of achieving high standards in maths and strive to ensure that they:
Mathematics is a core subject in the National Curriculum. We use the White Rose framework and the Big Maths scheme to implement the statutory requirements outlined in the National Curriculum Programme of Study.
Our maths curriculum is based on the mastery principles of the ‘five big ideas’. These are variation, fluency, mathematical thinking, representation and structure, and making connections. The White Rose framework has been mapped out across all year groups in a sequence of ‘blocks’ or topics. Within each block are small steps sequenced in order of difficulty so that each builds on the previous step. These blocks of learning have been organised in such a way, recognising that some topics need to be learned before others. We ensure that key objectives are met many times over throughout the year via basic skills lessons, within other topics and as ‘starters’ for whole class lessons.
In all year groups, there is an expectation that the majority of pupils will progress through the curriculum at the same pace as each other. Problem solving and reasoning tasks will provide challenge to pupils and allow those who quickly grasp the maths to investigate in greater depth. Teachers will use a range of assessment techniques to identify those pupils with misconceptions or gaps in their learning and may provide intervention in a number of ways:
Two maths lessons are taught each day:
We subscribe to Mathletics, an online maths programme which pupils use both in school and at home to support their learning. Certificates of achievement are presented every Friday in our Achievement Assembly. We also use Times Tables Rockstars to support pupils in learning their times tables facts.
Further information about our maths curriculum can be found below: