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What does Mathematics at Heckmondwike Primary look like?

Here at Heckmondwike Primary, our aim is to provide pupils with the fluency and confidence to carry out a range of mathematical problems and solve them by utilising reasoning skills in every lesson. Pupils display positive approaches to maths and display attitudes that embrace challenge. We have started on our Mastery journey with the Yorkshire & Humber Maths Hub to provide our children with the skills and knowledge required to be mastery mathematicians. Lessons are taught, at present, primarily using White Rose Maths as a basis for ensuring continuity and progression through the year groups. Teachers will also supplement their lessons as well as interventions with resources from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), Master the Curriculum, TWINKL and Classroom Secrets. We are continually striving to improve outcomes further for all our pupils so they can achieve the aims of the National Curriculum: Fluency – Reasoning – Problem Solving.

Whole School Progression

To view the White Rose Progression Map - Early Years to Year 6 click here

 

Please click on the appropriate link below for an overview of the topics your child will be covering this year in Maths.

At Heckmondwike Primary School, we recognise that because numbers are all around us, they are essential to everyday life.  When taught in a practical manner, pupils will become more confident, independent and resilient mathematicians. 

Our whole school Maths vision:

  • To inspire a love of Mathematics – Maths is fun!
  • To foster positive attitudes, inspire curiosity and excitement in Maths.
  • To recognise that all children can succeed in Maths.
  • To develop a ‘can do’ attitude so pupils have the strength and confidence to make mistakes.
  • To use a wide range of models, visual manipulatives and practical resources to develop a deep conceptual understanding alongside procedural fluency.
  • To access suitable challenges through the learning and understanding of relevant mathematical processes.
  • To understand that Maths is used in the wider world and to make connections between the Maths they learn in school and real life.
  • To be able to use reasoning and appropriate mathematical language to deepen their understanding.
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The deep and deepest levels are what we are aiming for by teaching maths using the Mastery approach. We plan to ensure there is progression and cohesion across the year groups through the use of White Rose materials, the NCETM materials and supplementing these with Master the Curriculum. Teachers are beginning to teach lessons that are designed on the principle of “Pictorial, Concrete, and Abstract” and we provide quality first teaching in line with the teaching standards.

All teachers:

  • ‘Know where their children are’ through the use of prior learning, formative assessment, concise summative assessment and maths talk.
  • ‘Understand where their children need to be’ through a secure understanding of year group expectations and/or pre-key stage expectations and incisive, ongoing, formative assessment.
  • ‘Know how they are going to get them there’ through the use of a range of strategies to promote independence, mastery and high expectations of ALL.
  • Plan for progression during and between lessons through the use of targeted interventions to both support and challenge learning.

Our Mathematics Mastery curriculum has been developed to ensure that every child can achieve in Mathematics through practical, real life, relevant experiences. As our vision states, we want children to enjoy Maths and become masters of Maths. This means our children acquire and achieve a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject.

  • Children show confidence in believing that they will achieve.
  • Children demonstrate a deep understanding of Maths. This includes the recollection of the times table. 
  • Children display a positive and resilient attitude towards mathematics and an awareness of the fascination of Mathematics. 
  • Each child achieves objectives (expected standard) for year group. 
  • The flexibility and fluidity to move between different contexts and representations of maths.
  • The chance to develop the ability to recognise relationships and make connections in Maths lessons. 
  • Mathematical concepts or skills are mastered when a child can show it in multiple ways, using the mathematical language to explain their ideas, and can independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar situations. 

Knowledge Organisers

Please click on the links below to see what new learning will be taking place each half term. Often there will be new skills which children will develop, along with key vocabulary. There will often be questions which we will use to get children thinking and carrying out discussions. We will also use these to gauge childrens' understanding and their aquisition of new knowledge.

 Math icon with kids and math tools 3863945 Vector Art at Vecteezy

What does Mathematics at Heckmondwike Primary look like?

Here at Heckmondwike Primary, our aim is to provide pupils with the fluency and confidence to carry out a range of mathematical problems and solve them by utilising reasoning skills in every lesson. Pupils display positive approaches to maths and display attitudes that embrace challenge. We have started on our Mastery journey with the Yorkshire & Humber Maths Hub to provide our children with the skills and knowledge required to be mastery mathematicians. Lessons are taught, at present, primarily using White Rose Maths as a basis for ensuring continuity and progression through the year groups. Teachers will also supplement their lessons as well as interventions with resources from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), Master the Curriculum, TWINKL and Classroom Secrets. We are continually striving to improve outcomes further for all our pupils so they can achieve the aims of the National Curriculum: Fluency – Reasoning – Problem Solving.

Whole School Progression

To view the White Rose Progression Map - Early Years to Year 6 click here

 

Please click on the appropriate link below for an overview of the topics your child will be covering this year in Maths.

At Heckmondwike Primary School, we recognise that because numbers are all around us, they are essential to everyday life.  When taught in a practical manner, pupils will become more confident, independent and resilient mathematicians. 

Our whole school Maths vision:

  • To inspire a love of Mathematics – Maths is fun!
  • To foster positive attitudes, inspire curiosity and excitement in Maths.
  • To recognise that all children can succeed in Maths.
  • To develop a ‘can do’ attitude so pupils have the strength and confidence to make mistakes.
  • To use a wide range of models, visual manipulatives and practical resources to develop a deep conceptual understanding alongside procedural fluency.
  • To access suitable challenges through the learning and understanding of relevant mathematical processes.
  • To understand that Maths is used in the wider world and to make connections between the Maths they learn in school and real life.
  • To be able to use reasoning and appropriate mathematical language to deepen their understanding.
  •  

The deep and deepest levels are what we are aiming for by teaching maths using the Mastery approach. We plan to ensure there is progression and cohesion across the year groups through the use of White Rose materials, the NCETM materials and supplementing these with Master the Curriculum. Teachers are beginning to teach lessons that are designed on the principle of “Pictorial, Concrete, and Abstract” and we provide quality first teaching in line with the teaching standards.

All teachers:

  • ‘Know where their children are’ through the use of prior learning, formative assessment, concise summative assessment and maths talk.
  • ‘Understand where their children need to be’ through a secure understanding of year group expectations and/or pre-key stage expectations and incisive, ongoing, formative assessment.
  • ‘Know how they are going to get them there’ through the use of a range of strategies to promote independence, mastery and high expectations of ALL.
  • Plan for progression during and between lessons through the use of targeted interventions to both support and challenge learning.

Our Mathematics Mastery curriculum has been developed to ensure that every child can achieve in Mathematics through practical, real life, relevant experiences. As our vision states, we want children to enjoy Maths and become masters of Maths. This means our children acquire and achieve a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject.

  • Children show confidence in believing that they will achieve.
  • Children demonstrate a deep understanding of Maths. This includes the recollection of the times table. 
  • Children display a positive and resilient attitude towards mathematics and an awareness of the fascination of Mathematics. 
  • Each child achieves objectives (expected standard) for year group. 
  • The flexibility and fluidity to move between different contexts and representations of maths.
  • The chance to develop the ability to recognise relationships and make connections in Maths lessons. 
  • Mathematical concepts or skills are mastered when a child can show it in multiple ways, using the mathematical language to explain their ideas, and can independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar situations. 

Knowledge Organisers

Please click on the links below to see what new learning will be taking place each half term. Often there will be new skills which children will develop, along with key vocabulary. There will often be questions which we will use to get children thinking and carrying out discussions. We will also use these to gauge childrens' understanding and their aquisition of new knowledge.