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Kenmont Primary School

Part of the
Brackenbury, Kenmont and Wendell Park
Partnership

Maths

Maths

Maths at Kenmont

Intent:

At Kenmont Primary School, we believe that, regardless of background and ability, every pupil has the right to a rich and meaningful mathematics education. Our aim is to provide a mathematics curriculum to all pupils in schools that will support, develop, and deepen their understanding of mathematics from EYFS to the end of Year 6. We want our pupils to develop an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically, and to work systematically and accurately. In addition, we aim to support staff to feel confident and informed on how they will support the pupils in their mathematical journey whilst at Kenmont Primary School.

 All members of the Kenmont community should feel like they are confident and able mathematicians, and we hope our pupils leave as mathematically literate individuals who enjoy mathematics.

 "Mathematical literacy is an individual’s capacity to identify and understand the role that mathematics plays in the world, to make well-founded judgments and to use and engage with mathematics in ways that meet the needs of that individual’s life as a constructive, concerned and reflective citizen." (OECD, PISA)

Implementation:

Our mathematics curriculum is based on the White Rose Hub Scheme of Learning which covers the mathematical content of the National Curriculum. In addition, as subject knowledge is key to successful teaching for mastery in mathematics, we use resources from the NCETM to support when planning medium term plans. We use Mathletics (linked to the White Rose Curriculum) as well as Times Table Rockstars to support children in their home learning.

Throughout the school, mathematical concepts are introduced using a ‘Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract’ approach; enabling all pupils to experience hands-on learning (e.g., Rekenreks, Numicon, place value counters etc) when discovering new mathematical topics. This approach enables pupils to have clear models and images to aid their understanding. Both staff and pupils understand the importance of automaticity and fluency within maths, and this is taught through real life contexts to enable pupils to apply their understanding, reason about maths, solve problems and make connections. These are revisited through short daily practice sessions to ensure key mathematical concepts are embedded. Pupils also apply their mathematical knowledge and skills not only in maths lessons, mainly through NRICH, but in other subjects.

We believe in a language rich environment which enables our pupils with the confidence to talk about maths, do maths and apply maths to their everyday lives. To do this, we provide the correct mathematical terms in lessons and use sentence stems to support children to discuss their mathematical learning. 

Staff subject knowledge allows the intentions of our mathematics curriculum to be delivered successfully. High quality CPD is provided, both internally and externally. We are active in our local NCETM Teacher Research Group and participate in initiatives such as Mastering Number, which aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense, in Reception and KS1.

As well as being fluent mathematicians, we want our pupils to enjoy mathematics. To enrich our mathematical curriculum, the school participates in The Count on Us Primary Maths Challenge, as well as holding a STEM week in the summer term.

Impact:

Learning is tracked and monitored both internally (Target Tracker, end of progress checks, moderation of books, pupil interviews, learning walks) as well as externally (the Year 4 multiplication tables check, KS1and KS2 SATs) These  show that pupils are able to demonstrate quick recall of facts and procedures, can display flexibility and fluidity when moving between different contexts and representations of mathematics as well as the ability to recognise mathematical relationships. It is visible around the school that pupils feel that they are confident mathematicians: they can show mathematical concepts, skills, and knowledge in multiple ways, using mathematical language to explain their ideas, and independently apply these to new problems in unfamiliar situations.

 

 

 

Long term Curriculum Plan

Our Maths long term plan details the learning undertaken in Maths in each year group. Maths Long Term Plan

Progression of Skills and Knowledge 

Maths progression of skills and knowledge  document details how our curriculum builds pupils knowledge and skills over their time at the school.

Maths Skills and Knowledge Progression