At Viewley Hill, we recognise that Mathematics is a vital part of the school curriculum and a powerful means of communication. It is an important skill that runs throughout life, developing from acquiring skills as a child to using them as an adult. We believe that through Mathematics we can teach flexibility, accuracy, initiative, logical and systematic thinking whilst retaining a sense of interest and fun. We are encouraging our children to develop Mastery of mathematics, which leads to true understanding.
Mastery: The ability to use and manipulate mathematical concepts
At our school we aim to give the children a broad, balanced and progressive programme of mathematics.
Through the whole of our maths provision, we will enable children
-to access a balanced curriculum based on the National Curriculum and the Primary Framework
-to become numerate, through presenting Mathematics in an interesting and challenging way
-to raise their attainment in mathematics
-to develop a positive and confident attitude towards mathematics
-to use and apply their mathematical skills and knowledge to solve problems and communicate ideas
Children will be taught using concrete, pictoral and abstract methods to support understanding. As pupils progress through school, they will be taught a range of strategies for solving calculations. These will be informal methods at first and then, when pupils are ready, they will be taught more formal methods of recording. The structure for the progression of these is set out in an agreed school guidance document: Calculation Policy.
We use White Rose Maths to support with planning and organisation of the curriculum . Please see long term maps below. Teachers may adapt the length or order of units to suit the needs of the children.
Please see links below for progression documents for the different mathematical strands.