The 2014 National Curriculum for Maths aims to ensure that all children:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics
- Are able to reason mathematically
- Can solve problems by applying their Mathematics
At Jubilee, these skills are embedded within daily Maths lessons and developed consistently over time. We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of Maths in the wider world and that they are also able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts. We want all children to enjoy Mathematics and to experience success in the subject, with the ability to reason mathematically.
To ensure whole consistency and progression, the school uses the White Rose Maths schemes of learning. The White Rose Maths programme supports progression throughout the primary years and has a strong ‘CPA’ thread running throughout. This means that children are exposed to conceptual ideas at a concrete level with a range of apparatus (e.g. counters, beads, dienes and Numicon) before moving on pictorial representations. This may mean diagrams, sketches or using a ‘bar model’ to solve problems. Doing so develops children’s deep conceptual understanding and skills proficiency which supports the next move into abstract mathematics, such as long division. Mathematical topics are taught in blocks, to enable the achievement of ‘mastery’ over time. Each lesson phase provides the means to achieve greater depth, with more able children being offered rich and sophisticated problems, as well as exploratory, investigative tasks, within the lesson as appropriate.
The content and principles underpinning the 2014 Mathematics curriculum and the Maths curriculum here at Jubilee are outlined below:
- Teachers reinforce an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in Mathematics.
- The large majority of children progress through the curriculum content at the same pace.
- Differentiation is achieved by emphasising deep knowledge and through individual support and intervention.
- Teaching is underpinned by methodical curriculum design and supported by carefully crafted lessons and resources to foster deep conceptual and procedural knowledge.
- Practice and consolidation play a central role. Carefully designed variation within this builds fluency and understanding of underlying mathematical concepts.
- Teachers use precise questioning in class to test conceptual and procedural knowledge and assess children regularly to identify those requiring intervention, so that all children keep up.
The school has a supportive ethos and our approaches support the children in developing their collaborative and independent skills, as well as empathy and the need to recognise the achievement of others. Regular and ongoing assessment informs teaching, as well as intervention, to support and enable the success of each child. These factors ensure that we are able to maintain high standards, with achievement at the end of KS2 well above the national average and a high proportion of children demonstrating greater depth, at the end of each phase.
We have created a calculation policy to help teachers introduce mathematical concepts to children. This calculation policy gives guidance to teachers, parents and children on how each calculation is taught. Each section of the calculation policy has a hyperlink to a video demonstrating how the calculation is taught. Please use these videos to help you support your child at home!
The calculation policy is split into 4 operations. These are addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Each operation is further split into year groups, meaning that you can see what calculation methods your child will be learning each year.
Jubilee Calculation Policy 2020
For further information on how we cover the objectives of the national curriculum, please see the White Rose documents below: