Maths

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At Tree Tops Primary Academy, the Maths curriculum develops pupils individually and personally and promotes curiosity, confidence and enjoyment of mathematics. Through an engaging, inclusive and creative curriculum, pupils cultivate rich connections across mathematical ideas in order to develop fluency, reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. Skills are developed consistently over time, with a clear progression throughout the primary years. These skills are further embedded through application within science and the wider curriculum. At Tree Tops Primary Academy, we are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of maths in the wider world through an inclusive curriculum and that they are able to apply their knowledge confidently in their lives within a range of different contexts.

 

Aims:

The National Curriculum for Maths aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Planning – Planning at Tree Tops Primary Academy is designed and tailored to meet the needs of individual pupils. Long term plans are followed in order to ensure full coverage of all areas of the maths curriculum.
  • Resources – All classrooms have stage appropriate resources readily available for children to access. Pupils are encouraged to independently select resources which they feel would be beneficial to help them when completing Maths work. Each classroom is resourced with materials to support the delivery of Maths; such items might include Numicon, Dienes (base 10), place-value counters, number lines, multiplication tables, 100 squares, 2D and 3D shapes, multilink cubes, dice and other smaller items. Larger materials such as scales, metre sticks and measuring are held centrally.
  • Times Tables – The school subscribes to Times Tables Rockstars (from Year 2 onwards). Pupils are encouraged to use this regularly, both within school and at home, in order to build both accuracy and speed. All pupils should have secure knowledge to 12 x 12 by the end of year 4, with children undertaking the national Multiplication Check in the Summer Term.

Working with SLT, key data is analysed and regular feedback is provided, to inform on progress and future actions.