Maths Curriculum Overview
At The West Grantham Church of England Primary Academy, we follow the White Rose schemes of learning which follows a mastery curriculum 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 children have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their 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 non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
Through Maths lessons, children use a range of concrete materials to help develop a conceptual understanding of different areas of the curriculum, for example Numicon and place value counters. Once they are confident, they move onto drawing pictorial representations before progressing to abstract methods.
From years 2-6 we children also use Times Table Rock Stars to help pupils to improve their times table knowledge. Each month, children will take part in a classroom battles to become TT Rock Star Champion for the month.