Intent: Why teach Maths?
At Westbury-On-Trym, we follow the 2014 National Curriculum Maths which aims to ensure that all children:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics
- Are able to reason mathematically
- Can solve problems by applying their Mathematics
It is our intention that these skills are embedded within Mathematics lessons and developed consistently over time. We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of Mathematics in the wider world and that they are also able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts. We want all children to enjoy Mathematics and to experience success in the subject, with the ability to reason mathematically. We are committed to developing children’s curiosity about the subject, as well as an appreciation of the beauty and power of Mathematics.
Implementation: How is Maths taught at Westbury on Trym CE Academy?
At Westbury-On-Trym we aim to provide the children with real life and meaningful activities in order to support their enjoyment and understanding of mathematics. Where possible, teachers provide links which are relevant to the children’s own experiences. In lessons, children are taught through a CPA approach (concrete, pictorial and abstract). They begin their understanding of mathematics using concrete resources / manipulatives (e.g. place value counters and dienes). They then apply this to using visuals (jottings, pictures and images) to further support conceptual understanding. Differentiation is achieved through depth questions or support and resources when needed. Teachers reinforce an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in mathematics and most pupils will move through the curriculum at a similar pace. We use the White Rose scheme of work and the calculation policy, which complements this to support our planning. The White Rose scheme of work promotes three key elements: fluency, problem solving and reasoning.
Progression in Mathematical Understanding
Progress in the bar model
National Curriculum Mathematics Programmes of Study
Corbett Maths videos and worksheets to support understanding.
- Year 1 Maths Vocabulary
- Year 2 Maths Vocabulary
- Year 3 Maths Vocabulary
- Year 4 Maths Vocabulary
- Year 5 Maths Vocabulary
- Year 6 Maths Vocabulary
- Early Years Maths Vocabulary