At Woodley School and College, we have 3 Maths Intentions.
Intention 1 - To build a Mathematics curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills.
We therefore have designed a curriculum with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding in Number, Algebra, Ratio, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics as set out in the National Curriculum so that children can reach and exceed their potential at Woodley School and College and beyond.
Intention 2 - To build a curriculum, which enables pupils to make rich connections across Mathematical ideas to develop fluency, Mathematical reasoning and competency in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.
We therefore have designed a curriculum which has Mathematics at its core, is accessible to all and will maximise the development of every child’s ability and achievement. We deliver lessons that are creative and engaging. We intend for our pupils to be able to apply their Mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects. We want pupils to know that it is essential to everyday life, critical to their life skills and necessary for most forms of employment. As our pupils’ progress, we intend for them to be able to understand the World, have the ability to reason mathematically, have an appreciation of the beauty and power of Mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Intention 3 - To provide opportunities across all curricular areas for the development and application of Mathematic skills.
We therefore have designed a wider school curriculum that provides regular opportunities for pupils to use and apply the knowledge skills they have acquired from the Mathematics Curriculum.
- Mathematics is planned for, following the Engagement Model, EYFS Framework and KS1 and KS2 school curriculum.
- Pupils who are high achieving in Maths also have the opportunity to work towards Maths AQA Unit Awards, ASDAN Personal Progress and Entry Level Maths.
- White Rose Maths (WRM) is used as the spine for delivery of the Mathematics across school. WRM ensures consistent coverage, and provides real life opportunities for pupils to make connections and apply their mathematical knowledge.
- Mathematics lessons are designed with a concrete, pictorial and abstract (CPA) approach providing our pupils with the scaffolding required to access the learning at all levels.
- Whilst the National Curriculum forms the foundation of our curriculum, we make sure that children learn additional skills, knowledge and understanding and enhance our curriculum as and when necessary.
- Mathematics is taught as an exclusive subject in order to promote fluency but children are also provided with real life problems so that they are made aware of the importance of mathematics in everyday life.
- The systematic teaching of number and place value has a high priority throughout school.
- In the Explore, and Recognition Pathway, pupil fluency is developed by using a visual, practical base to develop conceptual understanding and recall. Pupil’s mathematical reasoning is developed through the use of concrete objects and spoken language to explain and justify.
- The promotion of mathematics is essential to the successful acquisition of knowledge across the curriculum.
- The promotion of opportunities to use and apply mathematical knowledge throughout school is planned in a variety of subjects set-in real-life contexts
- The promotion and implementation of outdoor learning and external cultural capital experiences provides additional opportunities for children to apply mathematical knowledge in real life situations.
- Pupil show confidence in Believing that they will achieve.
- Pupils will make at least good progress in Mathematics from their starting point in their given pathway and then within a given Mathematics topic that are timetabled throughout the school year.
- Pupils will recognise the importance of Mathematics as a facilitating subject to enable them to access other areas of learning and operate successfully is everyday life both now and in the future.
- Pupils will have a confident attitude towards mathematics. They will use arithmetic and timetables fluently and make connections in order to solve real life problems.
- Pupils will recognise that Mathematics is essential for everyday life and make at least good progress in Mathematics
- Pupils will use their Mathematics skills as a key tool in helping them to learn, and as a result, know more, remember more and understand more.
- Pupils will use their Mathematics knowledge and skills, in all curriculum areas, as a foundation for understanding number, reasoning, thinking logically and problem solving with resilience so that they are fully prepared for the future.