We aim to provide children with a variety of teaching approaches including individual, small groups and whole class activities ensuring maths is as practical as possible. This will include discussion in small and large groups with, and without, the teacher so that the children can talk about their mathematics using rich vocabulary, share ideas and learn from others. Reasoning activities should be part of all lessons, be it during questioning or as challenges in lessons.
Lessons incorporate White Rose and Classroom Secrets so that there is continuity between year groups and the children become familiar with using the resources so re-teaching of resources is no longer required from year to year.
Children have an additional mathematics session 4 days per week focussing on fluency and key number facts. In EYFS and KS1 the children work on developing key number facts using Mastering Number and in KS2 the focus is on times tables. Children have daily opportunities to reinforce times tables facts, and these are explicitly taught to the children. The children in KS2 use FunkeyMaths times tables cards to develop their times tables knowledge.
Our Nursery follow Master the Curriculum. The scheme is aligned with the White Rose Maths framework and offers resources designed to help children work towards maths mastery and have fun while doing so!