Sundridge Primary School

Sundridge Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9NY

0121 464 7720

enquiry@sundridge.bham.sch.uk

Nurturing A Lifelong Love Of Learning

Mathematics

 

We love Maths at Sundridge! We are proud to be a Power Maths School and follow the Power Maths Mastery Scheme of Learning. 

Here at Sundridge Primary School, it is our vision that the maths curriculum is designed to give all children confidence and a love of mathematics. We believe that mathematics is a creative and stimulating subject, that provides essential life skills for all.

Our Whole-School Maths Vision is:

INTENT: We aim to provide quality first teaching and interventions that develop a curiosity and love of the subject. Our school motto, ‘Nurturing a Lifelong Love of Learning’ means that it is the school’s intention to help all learners to enjoy their mathematics and to relish the challenges that the subject provides. It is important to us that pupils reach their potential and achieve a high level of proficiency. Our curriculum aims to ensure that pupils leave primary school having been well prepared for their Secondary education.

 IMPLEMENTATION: As a school, we follow Power Maths, to build children's depth of understanding when teaching each mathematical skill. At the beginning of a Maths lesson, our children are exposed to a low threshold, high ceiling anchor task.  This is to ensure prior knowledge is consistently drawn upon. Our curriculum supports children with ‘bridging the gap’ between abstract mathematical concepts and concrete representations that they can manipulate and draw up. In addition to this, teachers use the Rising Stars Text Books and the White Rose Maths Hub Mastery documents to ensure that we have both breadth and depth across our maths curriculum. Lessons end with a challenge, or Dong Nao Jin.  Lessons are taught in a sequence of ‘small steps’ and pupils who do not understand any aspect of the day’s teaching receive ‘same day catch up’ to help them achieve the lesson’s intentions.

Through our maths vision, we are passionate and fully committed to developing a balance between the children’s procedural fluency and a conceptual understanding

IMPACT:

  • Positive attitudes, curiosity and excitement of discovery through the teaching and learning of mathematical concepts.
  • An ‘I can do’attitude in our children: resilience, confidence and determination.
  • A knowledge and understanding of how mathematics is used in the wider world by providing opportunities for real-life learning.
  • Use of a suitable range of mathematical language, recognising its importance for communication and deep thinking.
  • A wide range of visual manipulatives and models, combined with concrete resources to develop a deeper conceptual
  • Procedural fluency with written and mental arithmetic methods.
  • Implementation of necessary requirements of the Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the New National Curriculum.
  • Increased independence, preparing pupils for the Secondary phase of education.

Maths is taught through a daily Mathematics lesson which follows the principles of the New National Curriculum 2014. In order to develop mathematical skills, some pupils move between groups, either within the class or occasionally in smaller groups with dedicated staff members.  Class teachers also plan for opportunities to develop and apply key mathematical skills in other subjects throughout the year to further opportunities to challenge and use and apply  knowledge.

Awards are given out in assemblies each term. There are also certificates for mental maths achievements. 

At Sundridge we aim to make maths fun, practical, accessible to all and most of all challenging. Interventions to support learners are regularly reviewed, with small group booster sessions and Same Day Catch Up sessions taking place for pupils as and when needed.

Please use your child's year group page to find out what they are learning about each half term! There are also some documents here which you may find useful:

Maths Paths - an overview of what is taught in each Year Group

Maths with Michael - Help for home learning flyer

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Further links for Maths websites can be found on the Curricular Links below.