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Maths intent

 

At Marsh Lane Primary School we enjoy learning new mathematical concepts and know that our mathematical knowledge helps us in everyday life.

 

The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

 

Here the pupil is introduced to an idea or skill using real objects to develop the foundation for conceptual understanding.
This is a 'hands-on' experience.

Pictorial representation

Where the pupil has sufficiently understood the hands-on experiences and can now relate them to representations such as a diagram or picture of the problem.

 

 

Abstract representation:

Where the pupil can now represent problems using mathematical notation.

 

Each classroom is stocked with concrete resources to support the delivery of maths. Resources are used appropriately in lessons to support learning and pupils are encouraged to self-select whichever resources they feel would be beneficial to help them when completing maths work.

Each classroom has a display dedicated to Maths as a working wall.

Each classroom has a display dedicated to maths as a working wall, where the maths focus is displayed and where children’s work is celebrated.

Intervention groups take place both within the maths lesson, same day intervention and outside the classroom through additional support; these sessions are delivered by the teacher or teaching assistant and may involve individual or small group work.

We hold an annual Maths Morning Workshop for parents in school. The workshop covered the maths curriculum followed by visits to classes to watch maths classes being taught.

Please click here for the maths methods handbook we have published for parents, as a guide to helping support your child at home.

We have also produced some handy tips to help develop maths at home and in our everyday life! 

Please click on the link for each year group:

EYFS        Year 1      Year 2        Year 3        Year 4         Year 5           Year 6