Our Maths Curriculum
At Chambersbury, we strive to enable all our children to become competent mathematicians through a curriculum driven by inspiration and aspiration. We aspire to embed the skills and processes necessary to enable children to use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts. We aim to develop children’s enjoyment of maths and provide opportunities for them to build and secure a deep, sustainable, conceptual understanding of maths.
Our approach to the teaching of mathematics develops children’s ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Through mathematical talk, children will develop the ability to articulate and explain their thinking and reasoning. By the end of key stage two, children will leave our school as emotionally resilient lovers of mathematics, which will enable them to thrive in their future lives as assets to society.
After much consideration, we chose to follow White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning to enable our transition to maths mastery teaching. We felt it provided a coherent learning progression through small steps, a range of representations and structures, opportunities for fluency, variation and opportunities for deep mathematical thinking (NCETM 5 key principles).
In maths at Chambersbury, teachers:
We use Primary Assertive Mentoring (AM) assessments for each year group every half term as our summative assessments, as well as AM basic maths skills tests every two weeks. The maths assessment criteria are taken straight from the Programme of Study (PoS) for the National Curriculum. Each year group has its own assessment criteria sheet taken from the relevant PoS. What makes the AM assessment approach unique is that all criteria are assessed every half term, evidencing progress and allowing teachers to know prior knowledge to inform planning.
The children will have acquired a deep, conceptual understanding of maths. They will be able to make connections between concepts and contexts. They will be able to articulate their understanding confidently. We evaluate the children’s learning through a variety of formative and summative assessments to ensure our curriculum is effective.
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