Kingsway Primary School

Kingsway Primary School

Maths

Statement of Intent

At Kingsway Primary, we have adopted a mastery approach in order to deliver the three aims of the National Curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Underpinning this pedagogy is a belief that all children can achieve in maths. We believe in promoting sustained and deepening understanding by employing a variety of mastery strategies, with teaching for conceptual understanding at the heart of everything we do. Our approach aims to provide all children with full access to the curriculum, enabling them to develop independence, confidence and competence – ‘mastery’ in mathematics in order to be independent mathematicians who are well equipped to apply their learning to the wider world.

Aims

We aim to develop lively, enquiring minds encouraging pupils to become self-motivated, confident and capable in order to solve problems that will become an integral part of their future. Every child should be able to progress and excel in maths – ‘Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day’.

The National Curriculum 2014 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 have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems
  • 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.

 

“I like it when we talk to our friends in maths as it helps me practise my maths words.” Charlie – Year 1

 

“I like using lots of different methods to help me calculate in maths.” Elisa – Year 4

 

“I love using angle measures to help me investigate angles. I can now identify obtuse, right-angles, reflex and acute angles.” Oliver – Year 4

 

“I really like maths at Kingsway because we get to investigate new ideas. It gets me thinking a lot.” Ruby – Year 6

 

“I like the challenging lessons in maths, especially times tables.” Marcel – Year 6

 

“I love the skeletal geo sets to create new 3D shapes. It helps me to visualise and draw them on paper.” Sophie – Year 6

 

“Using polydron has helped me learn all about nets and their properties.” Dawid – Year 6

 

Maths Vocabulary

Click on the year group specific lists. There you are able to view a list of vocabulary that pupils are Kingsway are expected to use and understand on a daily basis within their group.

MathsBeat

Maths at Kingsway is taught using the Mastery Approach following the MathsBeat scheme of learning. Kingsway are lucky to be working in partnership with such a high quality and engaging resource. We are a MathsBeat Pioneer school, which you can find out more about on the MathsBeat page.

 

The Maths Beat certificate that shows that Kinsgway Primary School is a pioneer school

The following documents outline the Maths Long-Term Plans for each year group:

At Kingsway each year group has a set of non-negotiables which the children are aware of and regularly self-assess themselves against. These are the skills which we expect all the children to achieve in maths and which should be consistently evident in their work. Click on the following links to view these:

As well as non-negotiables, you can also download the "I Can....." target sheets for each year group:

Please click on the following link to download a copy "How we do maths at Kingsway". This document explains how each of the four maths functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) are taught in each year group. Examples are also given to show how these different methods work.

Click on the following link to access Kingsway's Maths Policy.

Timetables Rockstars and Mathletics are two online learning portals that may be used both in class and at home.