At Hunningley Primary Academy we recognise that mathematics is essential to everyday life: it is critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy as well as most forms of employment. We aim to provide a high-quality mathematics education with a mastery approach so that all children:
(National Curriculum 2014)
At Hunningley we use White Rose Maths in Years 1-6, which has been written to support teachers in all aspects of their planning whilst delivering a recovery curriculum effectively. Teachers need to plan the following for mathematics lessons:
How and when manipulatives will be used, where possible, within each lesson to scaffold difficult tasks
Low stake quizzes to support learners’ ability to block learning and increase space in their working memory
Tasks and questions which challenge pupils to apply and deepen their learning and mathematical reasoning
In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), we relate the mathematical aspects of the children's work to the Development Matters statements and the Early Learning Goals (ELG), as set out in the EYFS profile document. Mathematics development involves providing children with opportunities to: practise and improve their skills in counting numbers; calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures. The mathematics areas of learning are number (ELG 11) and shape, space and measures (ELG 12). We continually observe and assess children against these areas using their age-related objectives then plan the next steps in their mathematical development through a topic-based curriculum. There are opportunities for children to encounter maths throughout the EYFS (both inside and outside) – with both planned activities and the self-selection of easily accessible quality maths resources. Whenever possible children’s interests are used to support delivering the mathematics curriculum.
Throughout Reception teachers aim to draw the elements of a daily mathematics lesson together so that, by the time children move into Year 1, they are familiar with a structured lesson/activity. These plans created in the style of White Rose by members of the EYFS team, following training by South Yorkshire Maths Hub.
Our mathematics curriculum is based upon White Rose resources which are fully supported by the Department for Education as they meet the requirements of the new curriculum. It provides all the elements that teachers need to teach maths mastery with confidence and to encourage children to talk using maths language. We measure the impact of our curriculum using the following methods:
A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes
Termly Progress in Understanding Mathematics Assessment (PUMA) which is a suite of termly standardised maths tests which enable school to track progress, predict future performance and benchmark against national averages
Pupil discussions about their learning
We will enhance children’s cultural capital by using money, telling the time and knowing about shapes, how to add and subtract, multiply and divide. Using real-life problems is an excellent way to show pupils the validity of their maths knowledge.