01484 431700

Longcroft, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 8XW

angela.irving@kirkleeseducation.uk

Maths

At All Hallows’ CE (VA) Primary School, we strive to develop confidence in mathematics and foster an environment in which children are encouraged to be curious, explore and investigate during their lessons. Our children should be constantly developing fluency as mathematicians and should apply their knowledge to challenging problems. We aim to develop resilient learners who can solve problems with unconscious competence. We follow a Maths curriculum that has been adapted so that:

  • Staff follow a well-designed, logical and sequential sequence to teaching mathematics, which can be altered depending on the needs of our pupils.
  • Time is spent exploring age appropriate tasks.
  • Children are supported and taught how to explain and justify their reasoning and how to apply this to problem solving.
  • Ongoing teacher assessment in lessons allows misconceptions to be addressed so that children can keep up, rather than catch up.
  • All children practice arithmetic daily within their lessons and move towards solving problems with unconscious competence.
  • KS2 children also experience a lesson dedicated to promoting arithmetic skills in order to develop their resilient attitude towards mathematical operations. They also have access to TTRockstars, an engaging, fun and practical way of increasing fluency and recall of multiplication and division facts.
  • All children have access to Numbots which is an online, fun and practical method of teaching children the children about the relationship between numbers and developing their addition and subtraction skills.
  • Learners are regularly provided with concrete and pictorial resources where necessary to extend and support their learning. These resources are integral to closing attainment gaps and ensure that children are provided with the opportunity to succeed.
  • Where children show signs of mastery in maths, we aim to deepen that understanding through non-routine problems.
  • Learners complete short summative assessments to ensure that knowledge content has been securely grasped and can be applied in a variety of hypothetical situations.
  • In most circumstances, a consolidation week in the final week of each half term allows for mathematical aspects to be revisited when necessary.
  • We follow the White Rose Maths scheme and adapt this where necessary, depending on the needs of our pupils. The coverage timetable of White Rose Maths is followed to ensure that no mathematical concept is missed and that concepts and pupil knowledge can be built up throughout the year groups.
  • We have recently enrolled two teachers into a national 'Maths Hubs Programme', coordinated by the NCETM, which brings together mathematics education professionals in a collaborative national network to further aid with improvements in the delivery in maths education, therefore raising the outcomes of our children. 

Our Key Stage 2 Phase Leader, Mr Horsfall, is our Maths subject lead.

Maths Teaching

Maths is taught every day in both formal maths lessons and other curriculum areas. Our teachers have access to quality assured resources which are designed to develop our children's fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. We successfully use a 4-part lesson structure in Key Stage 1 and Year 3 and a 5-part lesson structure in Years 4-6. 

Part 1: Grapple Task

This is a short, 10-minute activity which is ready at the start of the lesson. The Grapple Task is an opportunity to practise and recall information from previous learning; such as a serious of skills from a lesson delivered last week, last month, last term and last year.  

Part 2: Skill Development (Years 4-6)

This section allows the children to develop a skill that is relevant to the lesson; it should build on prior learning, address misconceptions and allow discussions for the direction of learning.

Part 3: Teaching Input and Guided Application

This is where the the new form of knowledge is shared with the children; this could be through carefully scaffolded explanations of methods and reasonings which help the children with their understanding of the success criteria for their lesson. This is also the opportunity for the new skill and knowledge to be practised in a supportive environment.

Part 4: Independent Zone

The pupils put into practise what has been delivered in Part 3 and the teacher conducts 'live marking' whilst the pupils independently attempt their activities. 

Part 5: Plenary

Pupils reflect on what they have achieved this lesson; this is through discussion and through peer, self and teacher assessment strategies.

 

Autumn Spring Summer
Year 1

Number: Place Value within 10

Number: Addition and Subtraction within 10

Geometry: Shape

Number: Place Value within 20

Number: Addition and Subtraction within 20

Number: Place Value within 50

Measurement: Length and Height

Measurement: Weight and Volume

 

Number: Multiplication and Division

Number: Fractions

Geometry: Position and Direction

Number: Place Value within 100

Measurement: Money

Measurement: Time

Year 2

Number: Place Value

Number: Addition and Subtraction 

Measurement: Money

Number: Multiplication and Division

Number: Multiplication and Division

Statistics

Geometry: Properties of Shape

Number: Fractions

Measurement: Length and Height

Geometry: Position and Direction

Measurement: Time

Measurement: Mass, Capacity and Temperature

Year 3

Number: Place Value

Number: Addition and Subtraction 

Number: Multiplication and Division

Number: Multiplication and Division

Measurement: Money

Statistics

Measurement: Length and Perimeter

Number: Fractions

Number: Fractions

Measurement: Time

Geometry: Properties of Shape

Measurement: Mass and Capacity 

Year 4

Number: Place Value

Number: Addition and Subtraction

Measurement: Length and Perimeter 

Number: Multiplication and Division

Number: Multiplication and Division

Measurement: Area

Number: Fractions

Number: Decimals

Number: Decimals

Measurement: Money

Measurement: Time

Statistics

Geometry: Properties of Shape

Geometry: Position and Direction

Year 5

Number: Place Value

Number: Addition and Subtraction

Statistics

Number: Multiplication and Division

Measurement: Perimeter and Area

Number: Multiplication and Division

Number: Fractions

Number: Decimals and Percentages

Number: Decimals

Geometry: Properties of Shape

Geometry: Position and Direction

Measurement: Converting Units

Measurement: Volume

Year 6

Number: Place Value

Number: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

Number: Fractions

Geometry: Position and Direction

Number: Decimals

Number: Percentages

Number: Algebra

Measurement: Converting Units

Measurement: Perimeter, Area and Volume

Number: Ratio

Statistics

Geometry: Properties of Shape

Problem Solving 

Investigating Maths

 

Useful Websites

Times Tables Rockstars

Numbots

Tuition Feedback (this is for Pupil Voice on the tuition sessions only)