Mathematics Vision and Delivery
Mathematics is not only a core subject but a good grasp of it is vital to many aspects of adult life e.g. managing personal finances.
At Earl Soham Community Primary School we believe that pupils should enjoy mathematics and become confident problem solvers who view errors and mistakes as learning opportunities.
Children at our school are given opportunities to use a variety of resources and manipulatives to support their learning. This allows them to explore concrete examples before moving on to pictorial and abstract concepts. The use of such resources underpins learning and supports children throughout their mathematics development. The use of manipulatives is encouraged up to and including Year 6.
We tailor out provision to the nature of the child, considering their individual needs and skill sets. Pupils are taught in mixed aged classes and are able to work at the appropriate level be it higher or lower than their chronological Year Group.
As pupils move through the school they become more fluent in their calculations and develop an understanding of the connections between different aspects of mathematics e.g. connecting division to fractions.
Mathematics lessons are complimented with regular skills and problem solving activities to support and consolidate understanding.
Opportunities are sought to deliver maths across the whole school across curriculum e.g. using statistics in geography or measuring in science. This enables us to teach mathematics in context and give a real world perspective to its delivery.
Reception and Key Stage 1
An overview of the yearly timetable for Reception and Key Stage 1 is shown in the file below.
Progression in mathematics across Reception and Key stage 1 is shown in the following document.
Key Stage 2
An overview of the yearly timetable for mathematics at Key Stage 2 is shown in the file below.
Progression in mathematics across Key Stage 2 is shown in the following document.