At the Mary Bassett School, we recognise and believe that mathematics skills are a necessary tool of everyday life. We develop learning opportunities within the subject to develop an appreciation of, and enjoyment in, the subject itself; as well as a realisation of its role in other curriculum areas. Learning experiences provide the opportunity for children to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, using indoor and outdoor learning, concrete and pictoral visuals as well as audio, including songs and raps.
Teachers plan creatively to support children to use and develop their skills and knowledge in mathematics to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics like counting in sequence, number bonds and times tables. Children are encouraged to use their skills and knowledge across a range of areas of mathematics, including place value, calculations, fractions, shape, money, measure and statistics. They are taught to use a range of equipment and a variety of visual models to support their understanding and approach to calculate answers in their work. Throughout their skill development, children are supported to reason mathematically and solve mathematical problems appropriate to their level of development as mathematicians. Lesson structure follows the small-step progression of skills and knowledge outlined in the White Rose Maths Programme. Lesson content follows the LC2 Calculation Policy, an agreed approach between schools locally to support children learning the same approaches to maths to allow concrete development of skills are they continue their learning journey in the subject.
Curriculum coverage for each year group in maths lessons and cross curricular learning opportunities is outlined below. The progression of children's skills and knowledge in maths is outlined in MBLS Learning Scale. If you have any queries regarding how any aspect of Maths is taught in your child’s year group then please contact their class teacher in the first instance.
Maths teaching at The Mary Bassett Lower School is coordinated by Mrs Theobald and Mr Baillie.
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