teaching and whole school strategies
At WCPS, we continue to endeavour to teach Maths so children are taught to apply their knowledge and skills to a range of practical, real life contexts, to ensure their learning is both purposeful and meaningful. Skills are linked and taught together to maximise teaching and learning time to give context to learning.
Our teaching is based on the recommended maths curriculum, which has been personalised to meet the needs of our learners. 'Maths Year on a Page' has been developed for each individual year group to ensure pace and progression across school. Sitting behind these are our 'Curriculum Guides', which aim to support key subject knowledge, address common misconceptions as well as make links with other maths concepts to support an integrated approach..
At WCPS, our approach to the teaching of mathematics is underpinned by 7 key principles: Coherence, Variation, Representation and Structure, Fluency, Mathematical Thinking, Making Connections and Mathematical Language. This is influenced by the NCTEM and work with our local Maths Hub.
Our teaching of mathematics will continue to use the accelerated learning cycle, while the use of ‘Raise the Roof' progressive tasks will support mathematical thinking, depth and challenge within lessons, while promoting pupils to take responsibility for their learning
Daily maths meetings which focus on core basic skills of number and place value, alongside regular opportunities to practice times tables will also continue to take place in addition to the daily maths lesson to support mathematical fluency.