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Maths

At Foxdell Schools Federation, our maths curriculum is designed to provide children with the opportunity to expand upon and develop their mental maths skills, and prepare them for the wide variety of problem-solving opportunities that they will encounter in their lives. Intent; we believe that all children should have a deep understanding of maths and
number. Implementation; our mastery approach to the curriculum is designed to develop children's knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts from the Early Years through to the end of Y6. Impact; Children demonstrate a deep understanding of maths. This includes the recollection of the times table.

 

Our Whole-School Maths Vision is:

  •  To foster positive attitudes, fascination and excitement of discovery through the teaching and learning of mathematical concepts.
  •  To develop a ‘can do’ attitude in our children, especially when problem solving.
  •  To broaden children’s knowledge and understanding of how mathematics is used in the wider world by making rich and varied real life connections.
  •  To enable our pupils to confidently reason about their mathematics, using a suitable range of mathematical language, recognising its importance for communication and deep thinking.
  •  To use a wide range of models, visual manipulatives and practical resources to develop a deep conceptual understanding alongside procedural fluency.
  •  To introduce, develop and master the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) approach to teaching and learning that develops a deep and sustainable understanding of maths in pupils.
  •  To implement the current legal requirements of the Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the New National Curriculum.
  •  Through Quality First Teaching, staff across the Federation work collaboratively to ensure the progress of all pupils.
  •  Children are both challenged and supported to ensure they reach their full potential.

 

As a Federation, we follow the blocking sequence from the White Rose Hub through Reception and KS1 and the Maths No Problem text book scheme through KS2, to build children's depth of understanding when teaching each mathematical skill.

At the beginning of a Maths lesson, our children are exposed to a mental oral starter, which consolidates previously taught learning. This is to ensure prior knowledge is consistently drawn upon. Our curriculum supports children with ‘bridging the gap’ between concrete representations, pictorial representations and abstract mathematical concepts that they can manipulate and draw up. In addition to this, teachers use the Maths No Problem Text Books and the White
Rose Maths Hub Mastery documents to ensure that we have both breadth and depth across our maths curriculum.

 

Through our maths vision, we are passionate and fully committed to developing a balance between the children’s procedural fluency and a conceptual understanding.

 

Maths Enigma Hub

The Foxdell Federation has been a part of the Maths Enigma Hub for a number of years now. The programme aims to support schools with the implementation of 'Teaching for Mastery' elements within Maths. Whilst we are still on our Mastery journey, we have seen the benefits of teaching for mastery as both staff and children are growing in confidence, pupils are more able to reason, explain and use a range of resources to support the development of a deeper understanding within the subject. Mastery elements are woven through the Maths curriculum and can be seen embedded within the teaching, learning, assessment cycle.

Calculation Policy

The White Rose Policy and Guidelines outline the end of year expectations for each year group in each of the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and contains the key representational and written procedures that will be taught within the school.

White Rose Calculation Policy- Please note that this policy covers Years 1-6

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