Maths – curriculum information

“Our vision is to ensure that all pupils become fluent mathematicians who are able to reason mathematically and solve a range of problems using the mathematics they have learned.

We want to instill a love of Mathematics in the wider world and will achieve this by using a Maths Mastery approach so that pupils acquire a deep, long term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject.”

We achieve mastery by breaking down learning into small steps so that pupils develop conceptual understanding, along with providing varied and frequent practice in the fundamentals of mathematics which supports pupils to rapidly recall and apply their Maths in different contexts.

We challenge pupils to work with mathematical problems of increasing sophistication by breaking them into small steps and persevering to seek solutions using probing questions and richer tasks!

Pupil quotes:

‘In year 4, we started by using dienes to add numbers with exchange, then we moved onto using place value counters. Now, I can add using just the digits in my book. Sometimes I use the counters to explain the exchanges to my partner.’

‘I like that when I’ve finished my work, there’s a Mastery Challenge and I always try to do the Greater Depth too – they’re tricky because there’s a lot more to think about! But even when it’s tricky Panthers never give up!’

‘In maths, my teacher always does an example with us, then we get to do one with our partner and then we do some on our own. I like partner work because we can help each other to solve problems.’

‘TT Rock Stars is amazing! I’m so quick with my times tables!’

‘Staff morale is high, team spirit is very strong, and all are committed to continued improvement. This helps to explain why the school is continuing to improve’…

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‘Children make a good start in the early years because of good teaching’…

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‘Teaching and learning are consistently good. As a result most pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics from often significantly below-average starting points’…

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‘The excellent relationships between teachers and their pupils ensure lessons are purposeful and enjoyable’…

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‘The highly successful promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s work’…

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‘Pupils feel very safe in school because of the school’s rigorous approach to keeping them safe’…

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‘Pupils contribute significantly to the successes of the school through their outstanding behaviour and readiness to learn’…

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‘Parents are overwhelmingly supportive, commenting very positively on the school’s many strong features’…

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‘There is a very strong focus on checking on how well different groups of pupils are learning, so that any falling behind can be immediately helped to make better progress’…

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‘Leaders leave no stone unturned to ensure that the very diverse school population is treated equally and that there is a relentless focus on driving up pupil performance’…

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‘The harmonious relationships among all groups, from a wide variety of backgrounds, are a strength of the school’…

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‘The range of enrichment activities the school provides is excellent and contributes a great deal to pupils’ learning’…

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