“A high quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject” DFE
At Twickenham Primary School, we use White Rose Maths Small Steps scheme throughout the school. This gives our children the opportunity to learn not only the conceptual understanding required in mathematics, but also the necessary methods to build on for later life. A variety of methods are employed by all teachers so that all children are engaged and interested in maths. These include practical learning, video tuition, book work and verbal discussion.
Mathematics in EYFS involves providing our children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in understanding and using numbers, calculating addition and subtraction problems and to describe shapes, space and measures.
The delivery of this is through carefully planned adult led activities to introduce new skills and learning and through purposeful, planned independent opportunities where adults observe and intervene with higher order questioning and engagement to extend the learning that is taking place.
During Key Stage One, the principal focus of our mathematical teaching is to ensure that all our pupils further develop their confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. Pupils are also encouraged to further develop their understanding of shapes, space and measures using the related mathematical vocabulary accurately.
During Key Stage Two these skills are built upon. We place a great emphasis on number and times tables and then support children to use these skills to solve a variety of problems.