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Maths Curriculum Statement

Intent

Our intent is to provide our children with an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that allows them to develop as confident responsible citizens equipped with the skills that will allow them to be successful in our ever-changing world, both in the present and the future.

We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives.  We constantly provide enrichment opportunities (memorable experiences) to engage learners and develop their cultural capital which has been recognised as essential if children are to succeed.

We believe that our children should not only reach their best academically, but also develop a thirst for knowledge, foster a love of learning and leave our school with exceptional independent learning skills.

We are fully committed to developing each child's unique potential within a secure and caring environment.

We use our Captain Webb Values to promote positive attitudes to learning:

Listen

Encourage

Achieve

Respect

Nurture

 

At Captain Webb, our intent for mathematics is to teach a rich, balanced and progressive curriculum that helps children develop an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately. We believe that equipping our children with fundamental maths skills will pave pathways to creating resilient, forward-thinking learners, who will continue to build upon these skills in every key stage.

 

Through our maths learning, we provide opportunities which cater for the needs of all individuals and sets them up with the necessary skills and knowledge for them to become successful in their future adventures. We aim to prepare them for a successful working life; we incorporate sustained levels of challenge through varied and high quality activities that use maths to reason, problem solve and develop fluent conceptual understanding in each area

Implementation

Our pupils leave Captain Webb with the knowledge and skills required to be great and confident mathematicians by embedding a curriculum that allows children to better make sense of the world around them by making connections between mathematics and everyday life. We teach the National Curriculum by adopting the White Rose Maths scheme as a planning tool, but we adapt according to the need of our pupils. This adaptation is based upon summative assessment gap information, ongoing formative teaching judgements and pupil feedback. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.

Our knowledge-based curriculum introduces new mathematical concepts using a ‘Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract’ approach; enabling all children to experience hands-on learning when discovering new mathematical topics, and allows them to have clear models and images to aid their understanding. Declarative knowledge (arithmetic and basic math skills) is taught daily so that pupils know useful facts and formulae and develop an understanding of relationships and familiar patterns. Procedural knowledge is greatly linked to our calculation policy and enables our pupils to process mathematical information accurately and at speed. Finally, conditional knowledge allows children to apply and embed their knowledge through challenging, rich and sophisticated problems

Select to see our long-term plans below:

Year 6 long term plans

Year 5 long term plans

Year 4 long term plans

Year 3 long term plans

Year 2 long term plans

Year 1 long term plans

Impact

Mathematics is an important creative discipline that helps children to understand and change the world.

This is supported by the opportunities we provide to develop cultural capital. We do this across the curriculum and throughout the school by:

  • Organising events such as STEM Week, allowing pupils to apply their knowledge and skills to cross-curricular concepts or topics

  • Working with global companies such as HSBC to promote financial skills for work, learning and life

  • Giving children the opportunity to use money in real-life contexts (having spending money on trips or going to the local sweet shop in Year 2)

  • Our contextual activities in maths at the end of each unit link to a real-life context which gives children a clear understanding of the importance and purpose of mathematical skills

  • Year 6 undertake an Enterprise project which gives them the opportunity to work with a budget; plan, design and make a product; market a product; engage in the selling process and finally, calculate and understand the importance of profit.

KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts)

At Captain Webb Primary we practise KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts) daily as part of our Maths Lessons. We strongly believe that knowing these facts is a gateway to become confident mathematicians.

 

The aim is for children to recall these facts instantly as this will not only allow them to access the Maths Curriculum with ease, but also build their sense of number and confidence when working with number.

 

To help your child achieve this crucial fluency target, we ask that you help your child to complete some KIRF based activity at least four times a week as part of our reward homework scheme.

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