Our teachers will ensure that mathematical skills are taught every day following the White Rose Programme. They also use cross curricular opportunities to develop pupils’ mathematical fluency and concepts. Our pupils understand the importance of mathematics, are encouraged to be confident in numeracy and to apply the skills that they learn to problem solving. The activities cover a wide range of mathematical knowledge, which are supported by “knowledge organisers” that develop mathematical vocabulary and understanding of the key concepts for each area. Children are encouraged to look back at these in order to enable them to become independent learners. In each lesson there is a short and simple fluency session. Times table rockstars is used both within class sessions and at home to promote quick recall of multiplication and division facts through fun learning.
We build on skills and understanding in a step by step and progressive way and continue to develop place value, the four number operations and the understanding of fractional parts, as well as shape, space and measure. The academy is part of the NCETM Maths Hub and we continue to develop our practice in line with theirs. There are extra activities throughout the year to promote mathematical skills and thinking including participation in World Maths Day, Numbers Day and parental workshops.