We aim for our pupils to be fluent mathematicians who relish a challenge. The table below outlines what we want for our learners, linking to our wider Curriculum Intent.
At the Beacon Primary Academy we embrace the Mastery approach to teaching mathematics. In Maths, we follow the National Curriculum along with using White Rose to show our long term plans for the teaching of Maths. Our teachers will ensure that mathematical skills are taught every day following the teaching approach ‘Teach, Practise, Apply’ approach. We also use cross curricular opportunities to develop pupils’ mathematical fluency. Our pupils understand the importance of mathematics, are encouraged to be confident in calculation where they take part in regular maths blasts two to four times per week and to apply the skills that they learn to problem solving and reasoning.
Problem solving opportunities are modelled and a regular part of our Maths provision. We encourage the children to be independent learners by guiding them to use their learning environment, work with a peer and by modelling these strategies regularly. The activities provided cover a wide range of mathematical knowledge, many with an emphasis on practical work. Mental maths sessions are also a priority to ensure speed when solving problems. We build on skills and understanding in a step by step and progressive way, following our Maths calculation policy and continue to embed place value, the four number operations and the understanding of fractional parts in everyday academy life. There are extra activities throughout the year to promote mathematical skills and thinking including participation in World Maths Day. Children have access to a wide variety of resources including things like TT rockstars, PiXL times tables and more. This will help the children to embed their recall and understanding of the multiplication facts.
National Curriculum Mathematics Programmes of Study: