The Maths Curriculum consists of a combination of Mental Maths, Arithmetic and Year Group National Standards teaching and learning.
Maths lessons are carried out everyday, in addition to 15 minutes of basic skills discrete teaching each day.
Below is a table which shows how this is taught each week.
Tuesday: Maths Standard
Wednesday: Maths Standard
Thursday: Maths Standard
Friday: Mental Maths
Within Maths, pupils follow a calculation policy that outlines the methods taught for each operation. Throughout their time at Heygreen pupils progress through different calculation methods that are related to their age-related abilities.
Each class is provided with a set of Maths Non-Negotiables.
To support the children with Problem Solving, each class use the following Steps to Success.
We have a particular focus with the development of Maths reasoning. It has been noted by Ofsted (2014), that many pupils spend too long working on straightforward questions.
Such questions can often be changed into problems that develop pupils’ thinking and reasoning skills. To support the development in this area each class has a Reasoning Floor book.
Each half term, children will work on a task with the aim to develop their reasoning and their jottings, comments and findings are recorded. Here are some examples: