At Campsbourne we following the National Curriculum for Maths which can be found here.
At Campsbourne Primary School we intend to:
- Promote enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activity, cross curricular learning, exploration and discussion.
- Develop mathematical skills and knowledge and quick recall of basic facts in line with the National Curriculum Mathematics Programmes of Study.
- Promote confidence and competence with numbers and the number system.
- Develop the ability to think mathematically: solve problems through decision making and reasoning in a range of contexts.
- Develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented.
- Explore features of shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts.
- Understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life and promote mathematical thinking as a life skill.
- To use mathematics as part of their everyday life in school and at home.
Early Years and Key Stage 1
In the Early Years and Key Stage 1 we teach maths using the Maths Mastery Programme which provides children with a deep understanding of the subject through a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. This ensures children fully understand the mathematical principles behind what they are learning .
We believe children are too young to be given formal written papers in the EYFS and year 1. Children are continually assessed by teachers in class against key objectives which you can view in the progression maps below. In year 2 children are also continually assessed by teachers in class against key objectives and are introduced to written papers from the spring term onwards in preparation for KS1 SATs.
Progression map for Reception, Years 1 and 2
Key Stage 2
In Key Stage 2 we teaching maths using the White Rose Programme. This programme builds on the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach from Maths Mastery with a focus on the key strands of fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
Children are continually assessed by teachers in class against key objectives which you can view in the progression maps below.
Progression map for Years 3 and 4
Progression map for Years 5 and 6
In key stage 2 children also complete written assessments three times a year at the end of each term.
Teachers use information from both of these sources to assess children and provide an overall assessment which states where children are mastering, meeting or working below expectations.
Key Mathematical Skills
In addition to the key knowledge that children learn which you can see in the progression maps we also ensure that children develop the following key skills which we believe you need to be a good mathematician.
- Reasoning Describes, convinces & justifies decisions following lines of enquiry and generalising.
- Problem Solving: Works systematically & spots patterns by visualising and making conjectures.
- Fluency: Works efficiently and accurately.
- Communication: Makes their mathematical thinking clear to themselves and others.
- Reflection: Uses own and suggested strategies to make corrections and improvements