Whinfield Primary School has developed a curriculum which is ambitious and designed to give all pupils the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.
In maths the whole school curriculum has been designed very carefully in conjunction with all staff to ensure that the knowledge and skills are taught in an order which will ensure pupils know more and remember more. The mapping of mathematics across school shows clear progression in line with age related expectations.
Staff follow the White Rose scheme as a structure which has been adapted for each year group and for the needs of our pupils. The small step approach is a logical progression designed to ensure that students will come back to topics time and time again. There is an emphasis on mathematical talk and the use of correct mathematical language. We develop a fluent, conceptual understanding in each area and use this to reason and problem solve. The use of concrete apparatus is key to the development of concepts and there is a constant fluidity between concrete, pictorial and abstract to support and develop understanding in all year groups. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly are challenged through problems to deepen understanding. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material consolidate their understanding, including through additional varied practice, before moving on.
All pupils are encouraged to achieve their maximum potential and learn the importance of maths in all aspects of life. Pupils of all abilities are encouraged to believe they can achieve and this builds confidence and self-esteem. We learn from our mistakes!
A whole school overview is attached to this page detailing our curriculum in maths.
Name: Mrs C Hall
Subject leader for Maths