At St Keverne School, our intent in mathematics is for pupils to experience a high-quality mathematics education. This is delivered through our mastery curriculum grounded in the White Rose Scheme. We aim for our children to become fluent mathematicians who can use these skills to reason and problem solve whilst fostering a love for the subject. These skills are embedded into our daily mathematics lessons. Children are taught daily number fluency sessions: Number Sense, taught times tables and arithmetic sessions.
Our curriculum drivers of R.E.A.L are exemplified in mathematics:
Our children need to be resilient to develop as mathematicians, especially when problem solving.
Our children are engaged in our curriculum and apply their mathematical skills across the curriculum.
Our curriculum is ambitious and is designed to allow children to reach their full potential.
Our children will use mathematical language with accuracy and purpose
Our maths curriculum reflects the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum Orders for Mathematics. At the core of our curriculum is the ‘White Rose’ scheme which uses ‘small steps’ to break down teaching sequences into logical, sequential steps to secure understanding of concepts before moving on. The areas of learning are:
Number – including units on: place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, ratio, algebra, decimals, percentages, negative numbers
Geometry – including units on: properties of shape, position and direction
Measurement -including units on: length and height, mass and volume, area, perimeter, money, time, temperature
These lessons happen daily throughout the school.
We understand the value and importance of securing an early understanding of number and developing a set of core calculation skills to provide firm foundations for mathematical achievement. We are beginning to follow the Number Sense programme to enable pupils to develop a deep understanding and security with number and help pupils to achieve factual fluency in addition and subtraction.
Key Stage 2 use taught times tables and regular arithmetic sessions to embed and secure understanding of key facts and skills.
Our curriculum needs to meet the needs of our children, including our disadvantaged pupils and those with SEND, so we spend time looking at and evaluating how children are learning. Teachers assess children using White Rose pre-unit, end of unit and end of term assessments. Pupils progress and understanding is also assessed through pupil conferencing, looking through their work, observations of their learning experiences and analysing data and progress.