Maths at Meadows First School
"Teachers use practical equipment well to support pupils’ development of mathematical understanding. Pupils use these materials to demonstrate their understanding of some trickier mathematical concepts. Teachers provide open-ended challenges for pupils to further extend their reasoning skills." Ofsted 2019
Our Curriculum Intent:
We offer the children at Meadows a balanced mathematics curriculum based on the National Curriculum and our very own bespoke Meadows Curriculum (Unique child, Positive relationships, Key knowledge and skills, Love of Learning, Global Citizens) in order to develop a range of mathematical skills for our children.
We aim for all pupils to:
- be positive and enthusiastic towards mathematics, with an awareness of the diversity of the subject.
- be competent and confident in taking risks to apply mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills.
- be able to solve problems, reason mathematically and think logically and systematically.
- be able to work independently and in cooperation with others.
- be able to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and to understand the application of mathematics in real life contexts and scenarios .
Our intent is to embed a deep understanding of maths by employing a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach – using objects and pictures before numbers and symbols so that pupils understand what they are doing rather than just learning to repeat routines without grasping what is happening.
Implementing our Maths Curriculum:
Each lesson focuses on a manageable step of new learning based on the NC statements and the White Rose Hub scheme of learning:
Maths Year Group Overviews:
Lesson Design - How are maths lessons structured?