Our aim is to ensure that all pupils:
-Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply 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
At Cleeve we aim for a vision and culture of teaching and learning that is: Engaging, relevant, cooperative and vocal. Developing independent, positive and confident mathematicians…pupils that enjoy being in the classroom! A shared mindset in which pupils are not afraid to make mistakes and are consistently challenged to apply skills, demonstrating understand and reasoning at greater depth and in real life contexts.
Subject Specific Information
- Mental arithmetic skills will be taught both independently and within the structure of lessons. Basic skills will be utilised to support students work with increasing independence as they progress through school. Pupils will be expected to tackle increasingly demanding investigations as they develop these skills.
- Short term planning will be supported by the National Curriculum and reference to specific age-related expectations for each year group.
- Planning will show where differentiation and support are offered.
- Children will be taught in either mixed ability groups or ability sets depending on the need of the cohort.
- Some groups, at times, may be taught by ASAs who will be supported and monitored by a teacher.
- Children will be offered practical activities on a regular basis in key stage 1 and as often as possible in key stage 2 to suit the ability of the children.
- Children will be assessed throughout the year and these assessments will be used to support planning and to monitor the progress of all children.
- Staff to share attainment and progress with children on a regular basis.
- Children are regularly encouraged to look at their targets so they have a clear understanding of the next steps they need to take in order to progress.
- All pupils are assessed against age related national curriculum expectations. Teacher assessments are updated through the FLIC assessment system on a regular basis
- Renaissance testing is completed termly.
- The White Rose planning documentation will be followed and adapted as relevant.