Mathematics

Intent

At Rudston Primary we are fully committed to providing a maths curriculum that is creative and connected to the wider curriculum. Children develop an understanding of how the subject is critical in many areas including science and technology and how a solid understanding of mathematical concepts are vital to their dreams and ambitions.

Through our Maths curriculum children develop a love and curiosity of maths developing their fluency, reasoning skills and problem solving techniques.  We make connections between maths and other subjects allowing our children to develop their confidence and competence in solving problems.

Children leave Rudston with a respect of maths and an understanding of its significance in the wider world.  We aim to give children a solid and stable foundation which will prepare them for more advanced learning in the future.

Implementation

Maths lessons at Rudston Primary are delivered using Maths No Problem Scheme which is endorsed and supported by the Department for Education.

Children receive regular maths lessons and revisit knowledge through regular basic skills activities and fluency sessions.  Our Maths lessons are also creative and we use Active Maths Sessions to support and engage our pupils.

In addition we also provide children opportunities to enhance their fluency through enrolment in Times Table Rock Stars, Numbots and Maths Shed.

Impact

Throughout each lesson formative assessment takes place and feedback is given to the children through marking and next step tasks to ensure they are meeting the specific learning objective. Teacher’s then use this assessment to influence their planning and ensure they are providing a mathematics curriculum that will allow each child to progress. The teaching of maths is also monitored on a termly basis through book scrutinies and learning walks. Annually, children from Year 1 and above complete a summative assessment to help them to develop their testing approach and demonstrate their understanding of the topics covered. Years 1 and 3-5 use NFER assessments whilst Year 2 and 6 use previous SATs papers (Year 2).  The results from both the formative assessment and summative assessment is then used to determine children’s progress and attainment.

School Attainment in Maths can be found here: Rudston School Performance

The expectation is that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress is based on the security of pupils’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly are challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems through a journalling approach. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material have opportunity to consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice and tailored intervention supported by our team of Learning Support Practitioners. 

At Rudston pupil voice is gathered to ensure our curriculum intent is meeting the needs of our pupils.   

We recently surveyed pupils from Years 1-6 in March 2021: The oucome:

78% of pupils who respended enjoy their maths lessons

82% of pupils who responded use their skills in everyday life

87% of pupils who responded share that their teachers explain things well

92% of pupils who responded share they are proud of themselves and their aceivements in maths. 

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