The 2013 National Curriculum Program of Study for Maths aims to ensure that all children:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and nonroutine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
Maths at Datchet St Mary’s:
- Maths is taught daily.
- A range of reasoning resources are used to challenge all children and give them the opportunity to reason with their understanding.
- Children are taught through targeted differentiated small group and mixed ability whole class lessons. This may be delivered through using guided teaching, whereby the class is split and while some are being taught by the teacher before starting their work, others are working to consolidate skills or practise a skill before being taught and doing their daily work this ensures that previous learning is revisited and maths skills are embedded.
- The skills, knowledge and concepts introduced during direct teaching times, are then reinforced further through providing opportunities for discussion, application, practise, consolidation and/or gaining practical experience, through appropriate follow up work, either individually or with in groups.
- Homework is set to develop and review children's learning.
- Where possible, links are made with other subjects across the curriculum and to the real world.
- Interventions are used to boost children’s learning, understanding and confidence in Maths.
As a result of our Maths teaching at Datchet St. Mary’s you will see:
- Engaged children who are all challenged.
- Confident children who can all talk about Maths and their learning and the links between Mathematical topics.
- Lessons that use a variety of resources to support learning.
- Different representations of mathematical concepts.
- Learning that is tracked and monitored to ensure all children make good progress.