Wood Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S65HN
In Maths, we want all children to enjoy learning and build confidence, resilience and a passion for the subject. We aim for a high-quality Maths mastery curriculum which means ensuring pupils have all the essential skills and knowledge they need year on year to succeed.
In Nursery, all activities are planned in accordance with the Foundation Stage Curriculum. They are planned on a weekly basis and are based around the children’s interests and needs. All children are informally assessed and monitored daily against the Early Learning Goals (ELGs). We use the online learning journal, Tapestry. Tapestry records all assessments and progress for each child.
Nursery maths tasks include counting, number songs, sorting activities, Numicon, patterns, shape and measuring.
From Reception to Year 6, we use the White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning, which are designed to support a mastery approach to teaching and learning, as well as achieving the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum.
In Reception, children learn the counting principles and learn about cardinal numbers, classification, quantities, conservation of number, how to write numerals, ordinal numbers, partitioning and subitising.
In KS1 and KS2 each teaching block is broken down into Small Steps which link to the National Curriculum objectives. Children develop fluency, reasoning and problem-solving skills within four key concepts:
Number (place value; the four operations (+ - x ÷); fractions, decimals and percentages; algebra and ratio)
Statistics (data handling)
Measurement (time; money; reading scales; area, perimeter and volume)
Geometry (properties of shape; angles; position and direction).
An overview for each year group can be seen below. Each overview links to a PDF of the current Scheme of Learning for the relevant year group:
Key Stage 1:
Key Stage 2:
(Please note that due to the disruption of the 2019-20 academic year, the schemes have been altered for 2020-21 to allow for recapping and coverage of gaps in learning. In addition, Year 2 and Year 6 may condense the SOL to ensure coverage and allow revision time for the KS1 and KS2 Statutury Assessment Tests).
We ensure that opportunities for reasoning and problem solving are built into every lesson.
We also use a range of other teaching resources alongside White Rose Maths, including NCETM, Numberblocks, and NRICH to develop the children’s mastery skills.
In addition to the main lesson objective, children complete a 10-15 minute Maths Blast session 2-3 times per week. These cover taught content (from the current and previous year groups) to aid long term memory and are focused on oral recall and fluency.
All children (Y1-Y6) have a username and password which allows access to both Times Tables Rockstars (to aid times tables fluency), and Numbots (to aid number skills). Click on the images below to access the login page for the relevant site.
Please contact your child's class teacher if your child can not access these for any reason. Note that the same username and password is used for both sites.
Please click here to access the subject policy for maths.