Mathematics

 

A Vision for Mathematics

 

Mathematics at Flamstead End School 

At Flamstead End School, we follow the White Rose Maths scheme. White Rose adopts a Maths Mastery approach which allows all children to be confident and competent in Maths. All staff strive to ensure that each child has access to highly-engaging and creative lessons with each of the aims of the national curriculum and development matters guidance in mind. Moreover, we will endeavour to ensure that our wonderful learners have reflective and regular opportunities to develop themselves as mathematicians – in a wide-range of contexts.  

At Flamstead End School, Mathematics is good when:  

  • Pupils have concepts broken down into small steps which are accessible to all and the ‘concrete, pictorial, abstract’ approach is used in teaching. This approach allows the children to ‘see’ the Maths, reason with it and develop independence in lessons. Concrete manipulatives are available and encouraged for leaners of all ages and prior attainment levels. 
  • Pupils become fluent with the fundamentals of Mathematics, developing this over time to build a mathematical toolkit capable of tackling any problem. They will learn and perfect the required skillset and methods for their age bracket as well as understanding and appreciating all the technical vocabulary which is required to enhance their learning.   
  • Pupils demonstrate effective mathematical ‘reasoning skills’ by following a line of enquiry. Through this, learners will work independently as well as in groups and gain self-confidence to support the building of arguments and justifications for their own opinions. 
     
  • Pupils have plentiful opportunities to solve problems in a range of contexts, by applying knowledge of Mathematics to a variety of problems – both in and out of the classroom. This will allow children to develop a growth mindset and a ‘can do’ attitude. 
     
  • Pupils become secure in their age-related expectations, naturally through the school, and flourish in the opportunity to achieve a greater depth standard. Our mastery approach will allow our students to acquire a more flexible, broad and secure understanding of the subject.  Children have access to high quality and immediate feedback throughout the lesson as the teacher carries out ‘live marking’, allowing for any misconceptions to be addressed or extra challenge to be implemented.
     
  • Pupils make links with the ‘real world’ as well as other areas within Mathematics. Furthermore, all learners will adopt the Core Values of our school within the Mathematics curriculum, appreciating and embracing the fact that Mathematics is more than just an hour’s lesson per day and is a constant throughout everyday school life.  

 

Parent Support
For an introduction into our curriculum scheme, please press the link below, which will take you to White Rose Maths parent support page. Here you will find multiple videos which will explain the principles behind the modern teaching methods and help you to bridge the gap between what the children are learning at school and home.
 
 
Parent Workbook
White Rose Maths have produced a range of workbooks that are free to download and use at home, to support your child's learning. This will provide you with an insight into how maths lessons look like in school.
 

In maths children will be assessed against criteria based upon age related expectations. Please find below the age related expectations for a child in each year group. The documents set out what a child in each Year group will be expected to know by the end of the year. A brief explanation of skills and activities for each of the four strands (number, measurement, geometry and statistics) is also provided.

The Year 1 Learner                                                                The Year 2 Learner

The Year 3 Learner                                                                The Year 4 Learner

The Year 5 Learner                                                                The Year 6 Learner

Year 2

Y2 Maths working wall (600 x 450)