“Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes.” – Mickey Mouse
“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why.” – Bernard Baruch
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Seuss
Why teach maths?
At Bude Primary Academy Juniors, the teaching and learning of mathematics is a high priority as we recognise being numerate and having confidence with number is an essential skill for life.
How do we teach maths?
Our children are taught the three main areas of the National Curriculum: Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving, through a mastery curriculum. In order to meet raised national expectations within the National Curriculum we ensure that all of our children develop a deep and sustainable understanding of mathematical concepts through a maths curriculum which promotes a rich understanding of mathematical concepts taught in small steps in a systematic way.
Following the White Rose Schemes of Learning, we strive to offer a maths curriculum which is consistent, sustainable, challenging and progressive.
Every lesson includes mathematical fluency tasks and factual recall activities. We use flashbacks to recall previous learning and take aways to review what we have learnt. Children are provided with learning which meets their current needs and which they can access independently. This may be learning in line with their year group standard, with extra scaffolding if necessary, or learning tailored to meet their personalised mathematical targets. We have fortnightly lessons to test and teach arithmetic skills.
What difference does learning maths make?
- Have a fast and accurate recall of number facts and calculation methods
- Be able to “have a go” at tackling maths challenges.
- Have a range of maths skills they can apply to solve problems.
- Be creative in their problem-solving approach
- Be able give clear reasoning explanations of what they have done