A key aim in our Mathematics curriculum is to develop fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Children’s numeracy and mathematical reasoning is developed across the whole curriculum to ensure children understand and appreciate the importance of mathematics in a range of contexts.
At Woodside, we teach Mathematics through a mastery approach. The whole class moves through the topics at broadly the same pace. Each topic is studied in depth to develop a secure understanding of mathematical concepts.
Children who grasp concepts quickly are challenged to think more deeply with rich and sophisticated problems within the topics. Children who take longer to grasp concepts and who are less fluent are given extra support, whether this be by encouraging the use of additional concrete materials or extra adult support.
Children are taught to apply arithmetic fluently to problems; understand and use measures; make estimates and sense check their work. Children will apply their geometric and algebraic understanding, and relate their understanding of probability to the notions of risk and uncertainty. They are taught to understand the cycle of collecting, presenting and analysing data. They are also taught to apply their mathematics to both routine and non-routine problems, including breaking down more complex problems into a series of simpler steps.
The teaching of Mathematics is supported by the scheme Power Maths which is used throughout the primary year groups.
You can see what is taught where by clicking on the links below. The overviews are taken from our Power Maths programme and give a broad picture of the content taught in order to meet the EYFS and Maths Primary National Curriculum objectives.