Mathematics at Newland St. John’s
We use the National Curriculum Mathematics Programme of Study for the teaching of Maths which is divided into number, measurement, geometry, statistics, ratio and proportion and algebra. All planning is predominantly based on ensuring every child accesses our broad and balanced curriculum (through the National Curriculum and Statutory Framework) regardless of ability. The Maths Hub White Rose Scheme of Learning is used to support pupils’ understanding of all areas of mathematics: https://whiterosemaths.com. However, planning across school is based on individual and class needs so it can be altered at the teacher’s discretion.
Medium Term Plan – EY White Rose Scheme
Medium Term Plan – Year 1 White Rose Scheme
Medium Term Plan – Year 2 White Rose Scheme
Medium Term Plan – Year 3 White Rose Scheme
Medium Term Plan – Year 4 White Rose Scheme
Medium Term Plan – Year 5 & 6 White Rose Scheme
White Rose Scheme – Ready to progress by theme
Teachers use our NSJ Learning Cycle (based on Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction) as a framework for teaching the daily maths lessons.
White Rose Calculation Policies
Across Reception and KS1, we have implemented a new and exciting Mastering Number maths project. This project aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1 and Year 2. The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. Attention is given to the key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression through KS1 to support success in the future.
The project is delivered by our teachers who deliver a daily session of 10 to 15 minutes in addition to their daily maths lesson. We use the provided resources such as: lesson plans, visual resources and practical equipment to ensure consistency with the training our staff have received. Central to the programme is a small, abacus-like piece of equipment called a rekenrek, which is provided to the school to use.
At Newland St. John’s we have decided to implement this program in school with the intention of strengthening our children’s understanding of early number. Our aim is to provide our children with the automaticity, rapid recollection and confidence with basic number facts e.g. subitising, number bonds within 20, odd and even, addition and subtraction, enabling our children to enter KS2 with these key fundamental strategies solidified within their long term memory. Our intent at Newland St. John’s Primary Academy is to ensure all children can be successful in the study of mathematics.
There is also a strong focus on learning number facts to automaticity. In Years 3 and 4, a structured programme has been implemented to ensure the children learn their multiplication tables.
There are weekly arithmetic tests to enable children to practise their skills and recall their knowledge. Teachers use these to identify any gaps in their knowledge.
Supporting your Child with Maths at Home
Top tips for parents:
1. It is really important to be positive about maths. Don’t say ‘I couldn’t do maths at school.’ Instead, try to encourage a love for investigation and solving problems.
2. Point out maths in everyday life- when you are cooking, travelling, at the supermarket.It can be as simple as pointing out the time during the day.
3. Praise effort rather than talent. It is ok to make mistakes and struggle a little as that is how learning takes place.