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New Moston Primary School

Maths 

Statement of Intent

At New Moston Primary School our intent is to develop our pupil’s ability to reason mathematically, problem

solve and develop fluency and conceptual understanding in each strand of the curriculum

making them fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics. Our pupils will be encouraged to carry this out

with resilience so that they are fully prepared for the future.

It is also intended that all children, regardless of their starting point, will maximise their academic

achievement and leave New Moston Primary School with an appreciation and enthusiasm for Maths. We

want them to know that maths is essential to everyday life and enable them to become confident

mathematicians who are not afraid to take risks.

At the core of our curriculum is the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to maths. The children are

taught and encouraged to explain their choice of methods and develop their mathematical reasoning. We

intend to deliver a curriculum that allows pupils to be part of creative and engaging lessons allowing them to

explore maths in depth, using mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain their workings. Whilst doing

this we encourage resilience, perseverance and an acceptance that struggle is often a necessary step in

learning. We give each pupil a chance to believe in themselves as mathematicians. We intend for our pupils

to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects by using a cross curricular

approach to learning.

To achieve our intent, we provide a rich, balanced and progressive curriculum which caters the needs of all

pupils and entitles them to the same quality of teaching and learning opportunities, striving to achieve their

potential whilst recognising that maths underpins much of our daily lives.

 

Statement of Implementation

To ensure full National Curriculum coverage, the school has a long term progression plan which ensures

continuity and progression in the teaching of mathematics.

Daily maths lessons always include fluency, reasoning and problem solving.

Concrete manipulatives and pictorial representations are consistently used in EYFS and Key

Stage 1 and are being developed into Key Stage 2 in order to support conceptual

understanding and to make links across topics.

In Early Years Foundation Stage, we relate the mathematical aspects of the children’s work

to the Development Matters statements and the Early Learning Goals, as set out in the EYFS

profile document. Mathematics development involves providing children with opportunities to

develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers; calculating

simple addition and subtraction problems; and describing shapes, space, and measures.

Children will develop their understanding through planned, purposeful play and through a

mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity.

EYFS use Number Blocks.

Lessons in Years 1 to 5 are taught according to the long term curriculum, but also according

to any gaps identified through termly assessments.

Our implementation is developed through secure understanding of the curriculum and

Subject area.

By using a variety of planning resources we believe that we provide a bespoke teaching

and learning experience that is designed to interest, inform and inspire our children.

Using prior knowledge as a starting point for all future planning and teaching, we plan

lessons which are required for all pupils to make good progress.

We place a large emphasis on pupil engagement and design lessons which involve all pupils

being invested in their learning and making a positive contribution to their lessons.

The maths team, alongside every class teacher and teaching assistant has responsibility for

the progress of all children in maths throughout school. Working with SLT, key data is

analysed and regular feedback is provided and discussed at pupil progress meetings to inform on progress and future actions.

 

Statement of Impact

The impact of the mathematics curriculum at New Moston Primary School is that children

Are given the skills to be numerate and understand the relevance and importance of what they are learning in relation to real life

concepts. Children know that maths is a vital life skill that they will rely on in many areas

of their daily life. Children have a positive view of maths due to learning in an environment

where maths is promoted as being an exciting and enjoyable subject in which they can

investigate and ask questions; they know that it is OK to make mistakes and that this can

strengthen their learning because the journey to finding an answer is most important. The

vast majority of children are confident to ‘have a go’ and choose the equipment they need to

help them to learn along with the strategies they think are best suited to each problem. Our

children have a good understanding of their strengths in maths and what they need to do to

improve. Our maths books evidence work of a high standard; the range of

activities demonstrate good coverage of fluency, reasoning and problem solving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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