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Mathematics

 

 

 

 

Mathematics Curriculum Statement

 

 

At Grange Farm Primary School, Mathematics is carefully sequenced and taught through a mastery approach to ensure that all pupils embed key mathematical skills in both practical and written forms.

 

To foster this approach we teach basic skills to provide a firm and secure foundation for all children to build on. We do this via the fluency, problem solving and reasoning approach, ensuring that all pupils can access at an appropriate level of challenge.

 

We follow the White Rose Maths Hub framework, adapting the materials to meet the needs of our pupils. This enables us to provide our children with a progressive broad and balanced curriculum which comprises mathematical concepts presented to them in a different ways; concrete, pictorial and abstract.

 

We actively encourage our children to record their mathematical learning in range of representations, reflecting their knowledge and understanding.

 

Ongoing assessment is used to inform the next steps required to move children’s learning on; both within lessons and across a unit of work. 

 

Our primary objective is to enable every pupil to reach their full potential, whilst striving to develop a lifelong confidence and love of Mathematics.

 

“The most productive classrooms are those in which students work on complex problems, are encouraged to take risks and can struggle and fail and still feel good about working on hard problems.” Jo Boaler

 

GFPS follows the National Curriculum 2014

Mathematics Long Term Plans

                                       

Mathematics is an important part of everyday life at Grange Farm Primary School. During exciting and challenging lessons, children master key concepts and develop fluency in basic skills. We provide the children with a rich variety of experiences including the use of I.C.T; opportunities for outdoor maths; games and problem solving activities and the use of stories and books.

 

Helping children improve their everyday maths

The Family Maths Toolkit on the National Numeracy website is full of ideas to help parents, families and children aged 13 and under enjoy everyday maths activities together.

 

Top tips for parents and families:

Be positive about maths. Don't say things like "I can’t do maths" or "I hated maths at school"; your child might start to think like that themselves.
Point out the maths in everyday life. Include your child in activities involving maths such as using money, cooking and travelling.
Praise your child for effort rather than talent - this shows them that by working hard they can always improve.
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