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Maths

Intent

Pupils at Wentworth will:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and have the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • build upon knowledge and conceptual understanding from EYFS to Y6.
  • reason using mathematical language to explain and prove their ideas.
  • solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of increasingly complex problems.
  • develop resilience with challenge and become confident mathematicians.

 

Implementation 

At Wentworth, we will achieve this by:

  • delivering a high quality maths curriculum which is challenging and enjoyable.
  • using National Curriculum objectives to plan, supported by access to high quality resources including White Rose Maths schemes of work and resources.
  • ensuring teachers and teaching assistants have a high level of subject knowledge eg through subject leader support and staff training.
  • ensuring all children are challenged in their daily maths lessons through targeted differentiation.
  • ensuring teachers provide high quality resources to support remote learning where this is necessary.
  • reviewing medium term planning to reflect gaps in learning and to consolidate key knowledge and skills following the impacts of COVID lockdowns.
  • planning for all children to succeed by using a concrete – pictorial – abstract approach to teaching new concepts.
  • challenging more able pupils with a wide range of problem solving opportunities to develop mastery at depth before moving on to new concepts.
  • focusing on the accurate use of mathematical vocabulary so that pupils can explain their ideas clearly and precisely.
  • providing rich opportunities to apply maths in other subjects so that pupils develop an understanding of how maths is relevant in the real world.
  • providing opportunities for pupils to access maths resources at home (eg Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots) and providing parents with clear communication about how to support their child.
  • celebrating achievement in maths through the award of certificates and displays in classrooms and shared areas of the school.
  • moderating pupils’ work internally across the school and externally with other schools.
  • teachers’ use of formative assessment to track and target pupils so that they can receive swift intervention support where necessary.
  • carrying out termly summative assessments (PUMA /SATs) to monitor pupil attainment.
  • holding termly pupil progress meetings with HT and DH with a focus on all groups of vulnerable pupils.

 

Impact

The impact on learning and achievement in maths at Wentworth will be:

  • all groups of pupils, including SEND pupils and DPs, make expected or better progress from their starting points.
  • most children achieve end of year expectations or higher.
  • all pupils are resilient learners who take pride in their achievements.
  • all pupils are fluent in number facts and can apply them when solving problems in a range of different contexts.
  • all pupils can express their mathematical understanding using vocabulary accurately and as concrete, pictorial and abstract representations.
  • all pupils build on their mathematical knowledge as they progress through the school so that they are well prepared and confident when starting each next stage of their education.