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Christ Church, CEP Academy, Brockman Road, Folkestone, Kent

Maths

Maths 

 

Our vision:

Striving to the best version of ourselves every day.

Inspired by God’s love, we humbly strive to be the best version of ourselves every day, in every way. We cherish the dignity of each precious person: thankfulness, friendship, forgiveness and hope are at the heart of our inclusive community.

 

Intent

Mathematics is important in everyday life and, with this is mind, the purpose of mathematics at Christ Church is to develop an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately. All children are challenged and encouraged to excel in maths. We strive for all pupils to experience hands-on learning when discovering new mathematical topics, and to have clear models and images to aid their understanding. Maths is practised daily to ensure key mathematical concepts are embedded and children can recall this information to see the links between topics in maths.

 

Implementation

As part of our mastery journey we have chosen to follow the White Rose Scheme to achieve a consistent coherent approach to teaching and learning (from Year R – 6).  All year groups are taught maths daily. Children are taught through targeted differentiated small group and mixed ability whole class lessons (depending upon the year group).

Our overarching scheme is White Rose Maths but this is supported where necessary with other resources e.g. Target Your Maths in Year 3 – 6 – to help enhance the arithmetic skills of the concept being taught. White Rose is used to introduce the concept as well as in consolidating their learning through application in reasoning questions.

Lessons use a ‘Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract’ approach with carefully chosen manipulatives to guide children through their understanding of mathematical processes when a new concept is introduced (typically this in EYFS, KS1 and those who find a particular concept challenging). 

The curriculum is designed to build upon previous learning year-on-year (as a spiral curriculum) as well as revisiting prior learning to help retain knowledge in their long-term memory at the start of each lesson through Flash Back 4 (in Year 1 -2) or Daily Practice (Year 3 -6).

 

Impact

As a result of our mastery maths teaching at Christ Church you will see children who can reason with confidence, actively problem solve and demonstrate fluency in their mathematical ability. We aim for all children to become deeper mathematical thinkers.

Learning is tracked and monitored to ensure all children make good progress. This is done through end-of-term assessments four terms a year: results are discussed and reviewed in pupil progress meetings.

Books and lessons are monitored by the Maths Team as well as moderated by other local headteachers.  

 

Free resources

White Rose Maths offers some free resources on their websites along with parent workbooks (also free) if you would like to further support your child.

https://whiterosemaths.com/for-parents/parent-workbooks/