At Treloweth Primary School, we promote a love of mathematics. We use a mastery approach to teach mathematics and embrace the idea that all children can do well in maths. Mathematics forms an integral part of every child’s daily learning experience and is taught through carefully planned small steps which support learning and encourage deep thinking. In our school, our ‘sharp focus on early mathematics ensures that pupils gain confidence, speed and proficiency when working with numbers’ (Ofsted September 2019) and the children at Treloweth School enjoy maths because it is exciting, challenging and ‘makes our brains work!’
At Treloweth we use the 5 big mastery principles of fluency, variation, reasoning, mathematical thinking, coherence representation and structure to guide our maths teaching and learning. This ensures that over time children’s learning develops and deepens so that all children ‘understand their number work’ (Ofsted 2019). Our highly skilled teachers deliver sequential bespoke maths lessons to encourage children to become "numerate, creative, independent, inquisitive, enquiring and confident" people.
All children are taught one set of mathematical concepts and the big ideas in mathematics and we recognise that all children need a deep understanding of the mathematics they are learning in order that future learning is built upon firm foundations. We have high expectations of our children and strive to make the mathematics curriculum accessible to all. Maths lessons are carefully crafted, in order to allow all pupils to access these mathematical concepts and ideas and explore the rich connections between them. Our small step comprehensive mathematics curriculum ensures that all children become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and can reason mathematically. It ensures that key understanding is embedded and that mathematical understanding is applied across the curriculum to enhance other subject areas. At Treloweth we provide high quality mathematics education which gives children a firm foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Our Maths Lead is an NCETM Primary Mastery Specialist and an NCETM Primary Maths PD Lead and is involved in leading workgroups with the local Mathshubs, this year working with schools on the NCETM Sustaining Mastery Programme.
We continue to plan using a range of high quality resources, such as the White Rose premium resources, Power Maths and Nrich, alongside the new NCETM Curriculum Prioritisation Materials (from September 2022) which outline the maths specific subject and pedagogical knowledge within the NCETM professional development materials and the DfE Non-Statutory Mathematics Guidance.
This resource outlines our coherent sequencing for the primary maths curriculum. It draws together the DfE guidance on curriculum prioritisation, with the high quality professional development and classroom resources provided by the NCETM Primary Mastery PD materials.
For each of the year groups 1-6, there is a mapping of the year’s curriculum into around a dozen units. Follow the links to the whole school and year group overviews at the bottom of the page.
Each step builds carefully from the previous step, building on pupils’ prior knowledge to develop new skills. Planning for long term memory includes regular spaced, interleaved retrieval tasks through ’Power Up’ opportunities – a question from last lesson, last week, last term, last year and regular low-stakes quizzes.
Please use the links below to help support your child at home:
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ - follow the links to the correct Key stage: Years 5 and 6 are KS2, Years 7 and 8 are KS3 – this website is very useful for revision
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/ - Useful website for KS2 pupils to practice some key skills in maths
www.mathszone.co.uk - Useful website with hundreds of links to other websites – most resources are for KS2 with some for KS3
www.supermathsworld.com - Maths games website aimed at mostly KS2 pupils – pupils can log in as a guest or create an account
www.coolmath.com - Maths games website for pupils with links to lots of other sister websites such as coolmaths4kids.com
www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html - Free online maths games resources for KS2 pupils
www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/ - KS3 revision website – there is a parents as well as a pupil info section – click on the maths link on the left hand side - some resources are free but a login and password need to be set up to access the majority of resources
www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/ - Similar to the KS3 version above – there is also a parents info section as well
www.free-training-tutorial.com/ordering-numbersgam... - A maths games website (with some links to typing practice as well) mostly suitable for KS2 pupils and perhaps some KS3 pupils
Maths Support for Parents
Maths | Oxford Owl
Oxford Owl Maths supports you with your children’s maths throughout their primary years. You'll find a whole host of activities, simple ideas, top tips and eBooks ...
' Oxford Owl Maths - including an online maths dictionary The Oxford University Press have developed this site to support parents in helping their children with mathematics. You'll find lots of advice and support, games and activity ideas for how best to help your child develop as a mathematician. There's also information on what is taught in primary school maths lessons, and what some of the 'jargon' means!'