Menu

Portway Junior School

'Aim high, do your best and never stop learning'

Home Page

Maths

Mathematics

 

Our aim is to deliver an ambitious, connected curriculum accessible to all pupils whilst allowing everyone to achieve their full potential. We want pupils to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, to be able to reason and to solve problems. As well as being fluent mathematicians, we want pupils to love mathematics and provide them with the confidence that encourages children to become life-long learners. Our aim is to deliver an ambitious, connected curriculum accessible to all pupils whilst allowing everyone to achieve their full potential. We want pupils to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, to be able to reason and to solve problems. As well as being fluent mathematicians, we want pupils to love mathematics and provide them with the confidence that encourages children to become life-long learners.

 

We teach the National Curriculum, supported by the White Rose Maths curriculum, which provides clearly defined skills and knowledge progression throughout the primary phase. For each topic, teachers are able to see exactly what they are required to cover in each year group, but also what they can expect students to have covered in the previous year, and where learning continues next year. The White Rose Maths Scheme of learning provides the long and medium term planning in each year group. Short term planning is supported by lesson-by-lesson White Rose Curriculum guidance However, we adapt the material and supplement it with a range of other resources and teaching approaches to offer a bespoke lesson designed to suit the individual needs of each class.

 

Individual lessons are engaging and follow a Review, Assess, Model, Guide and Independent structure that includes a Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract (CPA) approach to help pupils understand mathematics and to make connections between different representations. We place great emphasis on mathematical language and questioning so pupils can discuss the mathematics they are using, and so support them to take ideas further. Modelling is at the centre of every lesson before children have the opportunity to apply and practise the skills and knowledge within guided and independent tasks. Children deepen their understanding of the calculation methods taught across KS2 in ‘Daily Calculation’ sessions. The arithmetic focused time set out at the beginning of each day prioritises the practising of essential mathematics skills and introduces children to the format of the 2016 Key Stage 2 Arithmetic assessment using content tailored to the Maths curriculum for each year group.

 

National Curriculum Mathematics Programme of Study

School Money
Top