|Mathematics Curriculum Document|
|Our Vision for Mathematics
Statement of Intent
Mathematics, at Moor Nook, encourages pupils to make connections between what is new and what they already know, develops their independence and resilience when problem-solving and fosters their enjoyment and enthusiasm for Maths.
|Aims||Throughout their education at Moor Nook, we aim for our children to:
• Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
• Reason mathematically by developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
• Solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems.
• Recognise and apply the Mathematical ‘links’ between different areas within the curriculum.
At Moor Nook Community Primary School, we follow the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) Curriculum Prioritisation in Primary Maths. This is a term-by-term framework to support the planning and teaching of Maths which draws together the 2014 National Curriculum, DFE Primary Mathematics Guidance and Ready-To-Progress Criteria (2020) and the NCETM’s Primary Mastery Professional Development materials.
This curriculum mirrors the 2014 National Curriculum:
- To become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- To reason mathematically by developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
- To solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems.
The Maths Curriculum is taught through seven different areas of Maths:
- Number and Place Value
- Number Facts
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
- Other areas e.g. measure.
Please click on the link below to see the full year’s overview:
Please click on the link below to find more information about the NCETM Curriculum Prioritisation in Primary Maths:
Maths Lessons are delivered in units, with small step outcomes. This is to ensure that children are able to understand and retain all the smaller steps needed to achieve the greater learning objective. Their learning is complemented by a use of varied manipulatives (practical resources), animated PowerPoint Slides, teaching guidance and pedagogy, tasks and challenges. Additional support is offered to children, both within the Maths’ lesson and outside of this time, to ensure children are able to stay on track with their class and do not have ‘gaps’ in their learning or understanding.
Pupils in Years 1 and 2 also have an additional ‘Mini-Maths’ lesson (10-15 minutes) outside of the main Maths Lesson, to follow the NCETM ‘Mastering Number’ programme. This intervention aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1 and Year 2. The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number.
Please click the link below for more information about this intervention:
Maths in the Early Years
Maths in the Early Years is taught through both the NCETM ‘Mastering Number’ programme and the activities provided within the continuous provision. By following this teaching programme it is hoped that all children will:
- be able to clearly communicate their mathematical ideas
- develop a secure understanding of how to build firm mathematical foundations
- work to develop fluency in calculation and number sense for all children
- use appropriate manipulatives to support their understanding of mathematical structures
For more information about the ‘Mastering Number’ programme please see the link above.
Multiplication Tables are vital for children to make progress in Mathematics and influence so many different areas of learning e.g. multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages, factors, multiples, square numbers etc. In addition to this, all pupils in Year 4 are required to sit the statutory Multiplication Tables Check (MTC). Therefore, we prioritise time to support the children with these in school using Times Table Rock Stars (which can be accessed from home) and an intervention called ‘Mission Multiplication’. This begins from Summer Year 2 and continues to Year 6.
For more information about Times Table Rock Stars please see the link below:
If you would like any more information about the Mathematics Curriculum at Moor Nook, please speak to the Mathematics Subject Leader – Mrs Jaeger or read the Mathematics Policy below: