Woodlands Primary School follows the National Curriculum programs of study for the teaching of mathematics and aims to excel in its three core areas:
- Problem solving
Each year group are taught to be fluent in the fundamental workings of the number system as this feeds into all number based work and wider problem solving activities.
Pupils are taught to reason and generalise about a mathematical statement. They are taught to design or pursue a line of enquiry by applying their knowledge of number relationships, because ultimately when pupils are fluent and able to reason, they can then apply these skills to a wide range of everyday problems.
Woodlands follows a Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract approach (as seen in our calculation policy) to the teaching of mathematics. Once pupils are secure and confident in one stage of this process, they then move on to the next.
As a school, we follow the White Rose maths scheme. This has been designed by leading experts in the field of mathematics teaching and ensures that a broad mix of fluency, reasoning and problem solving work. The files attached below detail the objectives that are taught over the year. Each class teacher has ownership of their yearly objectives and for this reason timings may not always follow plan, however all areas will be taught across the school year.
In Foundation Stage, pupils are taught and assessed using the Early Learning Goals: Number and Shape, Space and Measure. Their progress is tracked, recorded and shared with parents and carers using our Learning Journeys and workbooks.