Thames View Primary School follows a maths mastery approach in line with the National Curriculum (2014). Our principal aim is to develop children’s confidence, skills and deepen their understanding. Wherever possible, we show how maths can be used in everyday situations or within a real-life context.
Teachers structure maths lessons to include the following elements:
- Sharing the Learning Title and success criteria
- Development of varied fluency and basic skills
- A small steps teaching sequence based on the White Rose Hub scheme of Learning
- Use of CPA, including manipulatives and multiple representations (variation)
- Reasoning and problem solving challenges to deepen understanding of concepts and allow all pupils the opportunity to reason mathematically
- Use of questioning to stimulate mathematical thinking, discover patterns and connections, explain reasoning and make generalisations
- Use of partner talk and collaborative work to further develop explanatory reasoning and deepen understanding
- Immediate feedback given to children’s work and opportunities for clarification/ intervention set as quickly as possible (within the lesson and during the day/week) (A4L). We use teaching assistants to support some children, and to ensure that work is matched to the needs of individuals.
Maths planning is a shared collaboration between class teachers. The expectation of the presentation of pupils’ work in (squared) books for KS1 and KS2 is in line with the school’s Handwriting Policy.
Enriching Mathematical learning
At Thames View Primary we support pupils mathematical engagement and development through a range of opportunities both in school and at home. Pupils in EYFS and Year 1 participate in the NCETM Mastering Number programme designed to develop mathematical confidence and fluency. Alongside this, pupils in KS1 and LKS2 are supported by NumberSense, which is a highly visual, research informed programme which provides structure and depth to number fact teaching to help our pupils achieve mathematical fluency. Additionally, pupils from Years 2 through 6 are encouraged to use Time Tables Rockstars as a means of developing their rapid recall of multiplication facts.
In early February, pupils will work collaboratively across the school during our Magical Maths week, which culminates in an Enterprise day and the NSPCC Number day.
Maths Week at Thames View
Parents: Have you tried the FREE White Rose Maths app designed to build the speed and accuracy of basic number facts? It’s all about targeted practice in engaging, one-minute chunks! Click on the image for more information.
This year, Thames View Primary children raised £120 for the NSPCC Number Day. The children enjoyed wearing their 'number's to support such a good cause.