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MATHS

Our Approach

At Inglehurst, we aim to give children a range of mathematical experiences and opportunities with practical, written and problem solving tasks across the curriculum. Our principal aim is to develop children’s confidence, knowledge, skills and understanding in mathematics. This is because most of us, children and adults, will use some type of Maths every single day: using money in a shop, measuring materials when doing DIY; working out how far you may need to travel using a map; working out the time of a train using a timetable and the 24-hour clock; or even measuring ingredients, so you can make your teacher their favourite cake! The need for maths is everywhere.
 
We aim to deliver an inspiring and engaging mathematics curriculum which enables children to be numerate, creative, independent, inquisitive, enquiring and confident mathematicians.  We are following the National Curriculum for Mathematics, which aims to ensure that all pupils:

 

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and recall and apply knowledge.

  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and using mathematical language.

  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems


We use Power Maths to support the planning and teaching of our maths lessons. This is an exciting class mastery approach, which has been recommended by the DfE. It is based upon the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. 

 

We use Power Maths to support the planning and teaching of our maths lessons. This is an exciting class mastery approach, which has been recommended by the DfE. It is based upon the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. Staff adapt lessons as necessary and use a range of other resources to support teaching and learning.

We are currently introducing mastery principles into our mathematics teaching, supported by the East Midlands South Maths Hub and a Maths Mastery specialist. 

Aims and Objectives

School Staff:

  • To teach with clear and progressive modelling of concepts and procedures with sequences of varied examples

  • To use manipulatives and representations to support the children’s ability to access learning and to deepen their understanding

  • To use rich mathematical talk which is supported by the learning environment and teachers’ questioning

  • To  ‘learn’ through reasoning, developing multiple strategies and concepts towards understanding

  • To challenge pupils grasping concepts quickly through depth and breadth of experience

  • To ensure a few areas of learning are covered more deeply in a half term.

  • To ensure there are daily opportunities to reason and problem solve.

  • To ensure adaptive teaching is achieved through:

    • adjustments to allow access to whole class learning.

    • increase in challenge through adjustment for depth and breadth to whole class learning.
       

 

Children:

  • To enjoy Mathematical experiences using concrete equipment.

  • To develop a strong ‘number sense’ and an ability to apply this to other subjects. 

  • To use clear mathematical language, often modelled to the children within a structured framework.

  • To participate in investigative, independent work that leads to deeper understanding.

  • To question their learning. 

 

What is Maths like at Inglehurst?

Children enjoy daily maths lessons. Children take part in fluency activities to recap prior learning and complete Flashback 4s at least three times a week. Staff explicitly deliver short Mental Maths sessions to support children’s fluency and arithmetic skills. One day a week, children also revisit  number, place value and the four operations from the previous year group to embed and consolidate learning.


Children engage with concepts using the CPA (concrete, pictorial and abstract) approach and the use of a wide variety of manipulatives is promoted . Children spend longer on new content in order to secure a deeper understanding. They are encouraged to make connections in their learning and are encouraged to learn from their mistakes. Greater time is spent on how an answer is achieved as opposed to the final output.  
 

Currently we offer: 

  • Times Table Rockstars

  • Links with DeMontfort University Mathletics programme (Year 6)

For additional information please view the documents below or contact Mrs Curran (Subject Lead).

Additional Documents