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'Love, Learn, Live'

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North Worcester Primary Academy

'Love, Learn, Live'

Curriculum Intent

Maths@North Worcester Primary Academy

 

Positivity+ Curiosity+ Discovery = Success

 

Vision

Mathematics is an important creative discipline that helps us to understand and change the World. We want all pupils at NWPA to experience the beauty, power and enjoyment of mathematics and develop a sense of curiosity about the subject.

At North Worcester, we foster positive ‘can do’ attitudes, believe all children can achieve in mathematics, and teach for secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts. We use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning and provide challenge through rich and sophisticated problems before acceleration through new content.

 

Curriculum Intent:

The intent of our mathematics curriculum is to provide children with a foundation for understanding each strand of mathematics, in a stimulating environment they will be able to reason, think logically and problem solve with resilience so that they are fully prepared for the future. We believe every child achieves in Mathematics. Each one is an individual who is numerate, creative, independent, inquisitive and confident.

Pupils will have an appreciation of number and number operations, which enables mental calculations and written procedures to be performed efficiently, fluently and accurately. The children will know that maths is essential to everyday life and become confident mathematicians who are not afraid to take risks. Our curriculum will be high-quality that is both challenging and enjoyable and can be applied to a range of subjects from science, design and technology.

By adopting a Mastery approach, all children, regardless of their starting point, will maximise their academic achievement and leave North Worcester Primary School with an appreciation and enthusiasm for Maths, resulting in a lifelong positive relationship with all areas of mathematics.

 

Curriculum Implementation:

Our implementation is developed through secure understanding of the curriculum and subject area.

For maths, our long-term planning follows the National Curriculum 2014. Weekly and daily lessons follow Can Do Maths planning support framework. Lessons are engaging and ensure that the small-step approach to learning

we plan lessons which ensure our children make good progress.

Maths lessons are designed with a concrete, pictorial and abstract (CPA) approach, providing our pupils with the scaffolding required to access the learning at all levels with emphasis on the use of manipulatives to allow children to complete the fluency (DO IT), reasoning (Twist It) and problem solving (Deepen it) elements. Pupils are engaged and challenged during lessons using questioning.

Children’s ability to recall key facts and improve the speed in which they remember these are essential to aid Maths progression by freeing up their working memory. Daily fluency sessions (Speedy Maths), separate to the maths objectives of the day, is taught using Mastering Number scheme. It focuses on number facts, times tables and recalling previously taught facts.

To implement our intent, we ensure that our children are invested in their learning and are making a positive contribution to their lessons.

 

Curriculum Impact:

Our Curriculum will enable children to demonstrate quick recall of facts and procedures, this includes the recollection of the times tables and number bonds. Children will demonstrate flexibility and fluidity to move between different contexts and representations of mathematics using a variety of manipulatives. They will be able to recognise relationships and make connections in mathematics because of the routine structure of the lesson. Children will show confidence in believing that they will achieve and show a high level of pride in the presentation and understanding of the work set. They will leave North Worcester, confident, competent mathematicians.

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