School Target 2020/21 = 96%
At Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School we recognise that ‘high-quality’ mathematics education provides a 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 (National Curriculum September 2014).
At Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School our vision is that pupils will leave the school with cultural capital - they will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in secondary school.
We are committed to a rich Maths curriculum which affords pupils with opportunities to practically learn and experience a range of investigations and problems, particularly those related to real life contexts.
Through our concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to teaching the mathematics curriculum staff will enhance children’s mathematical language and reasoning skills and teachers will set high expectations for all pupils.
To develop fluency in mathematics, children need to secure a conceptual understanding and efficiency in procedural approaches. It is important to make connections between concrete materials, models and images, mathematical language, symbolic representations and prior learning.
Through purposeful enquiry and a rich stimulating environment, pupils are given opportunities to explore, question and be challenged in order to develop a deeper understanding of mathematics. These opportunities are designed to provide pupils with a progression of mathematical understanding, skills, vocabulary and knowledge and become fluent in their recall and application of facts.
We follow the White Rose Schemes of Learning to plan and teach Mathematics and ensure that children have opportunities to practise the key skills whilst building the understanding and knowledge to apply these skills into more complex activities. The basic skills must be practised continually to ensure that they secure the building blocks in mathematical learning.
In the National Curriculum 2014, there is an increased proportion of content dedicated to Number (approximately two-thirds). (Number includes: place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion and algebra)
Therefore, alongside the introduction of Measurement, Geometry and Statistics, children will still be revisiting Number in order to consolidate and apply previous knowledge and skills.
We believe that these opportunities will ensure that our pupils are confident, life-long learners who will see the links between areas of Mathematics and apply their skills to a range of ever challenging problems. Learners will develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and as a result enable them to achieve well and prepare them for the next stage in their education.
Our school uses White Rose Maths from Years 1 - 6. See below for the Schemes of Learning for each year group or click the following link https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/schemes-of-learning/
Our Headteacher, Mrs Travers, is the Maths subject lead for our school, Mrs Lindsay Smith and Dawn Penlington are the Governor linked to Maths. Please ring the office to arrange an appointment if you need any further information.