Maths at EMSWORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL
At Emsworth Primary School, our Maths curriculum includes all the elements of the revised National Curriculum for mathematics and is taught wherever possible through real life contexts or current themes to allow children to practise their acquired skills with purpose and relevance.
We believe that mathematics allows us to make sense of the world and widens horizons by giving us the tools to analyse, communicate, use information, and build on ideas. Through carefully structured planning, our children explore skills and knowledge in depth and gain a secure understanding of each core unit. We maintain high expectations of our pupils to develop rapid recall and effective written strategies for problem solving. Key knowledge and skills are also revisited regularly allowing repetition to embed learning.
What are we trying to achieve?
How is our vision translated into practice?
We recognise the value of making a coherent journey through the national curriculum. Each year group follow a medium term plan where small, cumulative steps build a solid foundation of deep mathematical understanding. Formative assessment is threaded throughout each lesson and each unit of work; appropriate revisions in our planning are made by the class teacher to ensure all lessons are tailored to best meet the needs of their children.
It is essential that children have a deep understanding of the most important elements that underpin the mathematics curriculum so that there is consistency and continuity as children move from one year group to the next. In order to meet our aims above and the requirements set out in the EYFS framework and the Primary National Curriculum, we will implement the following:
As a result, of our Maths teaching you will see:
Important Dates 2023-2024
National Curriculum & EYFS Framework
TT Rockstars & Numbots
Times tables facts underpin much of what the children will learn in maths in the upper years of primary school and so being proficient in these support the children to be successful in their maths learning. Therefore, the expectation is that all children know their times tables confidently up to 12 x12 by the end of Year 4.
We have recently relaunched TT Rockstars at Emsworth Primary School, as well as subscribing to Numbots, which focuses on subitising, adding, subtraction and number bonds. These interactive games encourage the children to practise their number knowledge in a non-pressured or competitive environment. We regularly run 'battle of the bands' competitions; the children enjoy the opportunity to compete against their opposing class and teachers have noticed the improvement in speed, accuracy and recall.