- Numeracy Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement
- Maths Mastery Curriculum Overview
- White Rose Maths Curriculum Overview
- Times Tables Rock Stars
- Maths Meetings
At Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue, we use the National Curriculum aims to embed skills in all areas of maths.
The 2014 National Curriculum for Maths 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
We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of Maths in the wider community and that they are also able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives. We want all children to have a love of Mathematics and to experience achievement in the subject, with the ability to reason mathematically. Our children need to develop the necessary skills to make them “deep thinkers” acquiring maths skills that can be recalled quickly and transferred and applied in different contexts. We intend for our pupils to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects. This subject is an essential to everyday life where the possibilities are endless. We want children to regonsnise that mathematics can be used in many opportunities within the community from technology and engineering to finance and that it is involved in most forms of employment. The intent of our mathematics curriculum is to design a curriculum, which is accessible to all and will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement.
· On a yearly rolling programme, in EYFS, KS1,Year 3 and Year 4, Mathematics Mastery is taught so we can empower and equip children with the skills and knowledge that they need. In all other year groups, we use the same key principles to develop effective teaching and learning- all of this is developed consistently over time.
· In school, we follow the national curriculum and use White Rose Schemes of Work as a guide to support teachers with their planning and assessment.
· Times Table Rock Stars- When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help pupils master the times tables. To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!
· Mathletics- gives our pupils the chance to develop their own learning at home an online through problem-solving activities. It gives them the chance to really work independently.
· Introduced and revisited regularly to develop language, embedding as the topic progresses.
· Children are taught through clear modelling and have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts. The mastery approach incorporates using objects, pictures, words and numbers to help children explore and demonstrate mathematical ideas, enrich their learning experience and deepen understanding at all levels.
· Children work on the objective at whatever entrance stage they are assessed as being at. Children can acquire the skill, apply the skill or deepen the skill within the lesson through Apply Your Mind activities. This should be challenging and ensure that children are using more than just one skill to be able to answer the mathematical problems.
· Children move through the different stages of their learning at their own pace.
· Reasoning and problem solving are integral to the activities children are given to develop their mathematical thinking.
· Resources are readily available to assist demonstration of securing a conceptual understanding of the different skills appropriate for each year group.
· Children with additional needs are included in whole class lessons and teachers provide scaffolding and relevant support as necessary. For those children who are working outside of the year group curriculum, individual learning activities are provided to ensure their progress.
· Children demonstrate a quick recall of facts and procedures. This includes the recollection of the times table.
· Children show confidence in believing that they will achieve.
· Each child achieves objectives (expected standard) for year group.
· The flexibility and fluidity to move between different contexts and representations of maths.
· The chance to develop the ability to recognise relationships and make connections in maths lessons.
· Mathematical concepts or skills are mastered when a child can show it in multiple ways, using the mathematical language to explain their ideas, and can independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar situations.
· Children show a high level of pride in the presentation and understanding of the work