At Heatherley Primary School, Mathematics is taught daily through a mastery approach. Within the EYFS, teaching ensures that sufficient time is dedicated to each new concept, enabling children to gain the fluency and reasoning skills needed to solve problems in familiar contexts.
Our Mathematics Scheme of Work follows the ‘White Rose Programme of Study’. National Curriculum objectives are blocked into units of work and broken down into small steps that build secure understanding. Class teachers deliver the content in the suggested order so that children’s understanding grows progressively, yet securely.
We underpin the WhiteRose materials with resources from NRICH and NCETM. These resources are aimed to promote, curiosity, confidence and empower children to develop number sense. Number sense help children understand both how our number system works and how numbers relate to each other. Children who have number sense have arrange of mathematical strategies at their disposal.
We strive for all of our children to love Maths whilst at Heatherley and develop into secure mathematicians. Once children learn the value of maths in real life, they start to see how useful and necessary it is and see that it isn’t a subject in isolation. We want Maths to be fun for the children which is why, as a school, we are involved in maths outside our lessons too. We take part in Barvember in November, Maths Eye and organise visits from Natwest.
'Maths is important because we use it everyday.' Year 6.
'At first it gets hard and then it gets easier.' Year 5.
'The Arithmetic quizzes are good. We get to use our skills.' Year 2.
'I like additions because they are fun.' Year 1.
Teaching Sequence for EYFS
Teaching Sequence for Year 1 - 6
Whilst we have agreed to follow the White Rose Scheme of learning, there are occasions when teacher judgement will adapt the learning to meet the needs of the children.