Maths at Shotley Bridge Primary School
At Shotley Bridge Primary School, we continue our practice of Teaching for Mastery, where we support a long-term, safe and adaptive approach to teaching mathematics which supports pupils to:
- to become flexible learners;
- work effectively by making effective connections between concepts, facts and relationships; at the same time
- developing conceptual understanding through models, images and material resources
- apply knowledge and skills in the wider world.
Mathematics teaching at Shotley Bridge is underpinned by ‘The Big 5 Ideas’, where teachers use coherence, representation and structure, mathematical thinking, fluency and both conceptual and procedural variation to ensure effective learning.
Shotley Bridge places a high priority on developing reading information and timetables and ensuring that this does not affect our children in their education.
Maths Curriculum Overview
Our overview of mathematics sets out the key details to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum and provide our teachers with the tools they need to support the development of effective mathematicians. These details include: –
- progression of teaching subjects and application subjects
- determining the procedural and conceptual skills to be taught
- prioritising fluent facts and skills for practice, knowledge and learning.
To support them, we teach mathematics every day, where study time includes practice and the development of factual, conceptual and procedural knowledge. Teaching and learning mathematics includes:
- Morning maths (focuses on mental arithmetic, skill development and recall of facts from previously taught subjects)
- A counting task (number of data or schedules)
- Teaching for mastery lessons (new teaching and application of knowledge and skills)
- Online independent Practice (via TT Rockstars)
We understand that regular study and practice are necessary to quickly recall reading facts, improve process efficiency and deepen mathematical concepts.
With our Teaching for Mastery approach, children have the opportunity to independently practice new learning at different depths, allowing them to find fluency, develop depth and master maths.
Additional programs in mathematics
To supplement our maths offer, we use:
- TimesTables Rockstars (Years 2-6)
- NumBots (Y2-6)