Mathematics is important in everyday life and, with this is mind, the purpose of mathematics at Broomhill is to develop an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately. In order to do this, staff work to ensure that all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they can reason with appropriate speed and accuracy.
All children are challenged and encouraged to excel in maths. We strive for all pupils to experience hands-on learning when discovering new mathematical topics, and to have clear models and images to aid their understanding. Maths is practised daily to ensure key mathematical concepts are embedded and children can recall this information to see the links between topics in maths.
As part of our mastery journey we have chosen to follow the White Rose Scheme to achieve a consistent coherent approach to teaching and learning (from Year R – Y4). Maths is taught daily; every lesson includes problem solving in ‘real-life’ situations; arithmetic and reasoning in all year groups consists of number and place value; addition and subtraction; multiplication and division; and fractions. We encourage each child to work with confidence, understanding and enjoyment in this area of the curriculum. Within our maths curriculum, the following mathematical aspects are covered:
- Numbers and Place Value
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
Pictorial – Children have the opportunity to use pictures as representations to continue to support them in visualising what written numbers represent.
Abstract – Abstract learning is the use of digits and words to represent numbers.
Learning is tracked and monitored to ensure all children make good progress. This is done through end-of-term assessments and on-going formative assessment.
Across the year, we work with schools both within, and outside of, our partnership to moderate children's work and share best practice.
White Rose Maths offers some free resources on their websites along with parent workbooks (also free) if you would like to further support your child.
They also have an app to download for free. Simply search for 'White Rose Maths 1 minute Maths.' It covers counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.