When teaching mathematics at Lyne and Longcross, we intend to provide a curriculum which caters for the needs of all individuals and sets them up with the necessary skills and knowledge for them to become successful in their future adventures.
We incorporate sustained levels of challenge through varied and high quality activities with a focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving. We aim for all pupils to be given the opportunity to explore maths in depth, using mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain their workings. A wide range of mathematical resources are used and pupils are taught to show their workings in a concrete, pictorial and abstract form wherever suitable. They are taught to explain their choice of methods and develop their mathematical reasoning skills. We encourage resilience, adaptability and acceptance that struggle is often a necessary step in learning. Our curriculum allows children to better make sense of the world around them relating the pattern between mathematics and everyday life.
In our Early Years environment, children have the opportunity to lead their own learning however, our teachers skilfully plan for exciting maths based activities that the children will be motivated by and choose to access for themselves.
before introducing the aims of the lesson and key vocabulary; children’s work and evidence of their learning is then gathered in books. The short arithmetic recap session has the aim of revisiting a previously taught topic to ensure clarity of methods, fluency and accuracy. In the younger years this ensures good fluency of number skills, practice of mental approaches and an overall good foundation of number knowledge to support them as they advance through the school. As the children progress into KS2, this arithmetic recap uses this foundation to revisit and practice methods for the four operations and their times tables. These sessions are sequenced in each half term, each week and each lesson providing a clear structure for teachers to follow. Reception, year 1 and year 2 are beginning a mastering of early number scheme (from Sep ’23 – NCETM led) which provides a teaching structure for sessions.
As part of their maths learning, children also take part in a weekly 99 club to assess their progress with their times tables. When children progress in their 99 club, it is recorded in a document in the shared maths folder. Across the school, maths homework is set weekly, often through Mathletics.
Teachers evaluate the children’s maths learning against intended learning outcomes of planned activities and against end of year objectives and skills progression ensuring full coverage if the curriculum.
Lyne and Longcross Maths Curriculum 2023-2024
National Curriculum Programme of Study
Helping with Maths at Home
Supporting with maths at home can be tricky as there are often different ways of reaching answers. The links below can support parents in understanding the methods children are taught in school. Our calculation policy can also assist in understanding the development of arithmetic skills in maths. If you would like further information, please do speak to your child's teacher who will be able to let you know exactly how tasks are completed in class.
We recommend regular fluency practice at home to help build children's flexibility with numbers. Below are some links for number bonds and times table practice websites which can also be downloaded as apps.
We led a parents workshop in April '23 for both KS1 and KS2 discussing our CPA approach and arithmetic methods used in class. You can access the slides below.
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Mastering Early number, KS1 and EYFS - launched Sep '23
Our KS1 and reception classes have begun a new program of 'mastering early number'. The scheme is delivered by NCETM and introduces daily, 10 minute activities and input to develop children's fluency and basic number skills. Children are building familiarity with using Rekenrek and making connections with the make up of numbers.
Parent workshops - April '23
We invited our parents into school one evening in April to explore what maths looks like at Lyne. We discussed the importance of fluency, the CPA approach we use as well as arithmetic methods (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). We concluded by also sharing loads of ways to incorporate math at home and way parents an support their children. You can access the slides above or speak to teachers for further support.
NSPCC Number Day - February '23
To raise money for the NSPCC, the whole school enjoyed an afternoon of fun, hands-on maths activities, moving around the school to visit different classes in our key stage. Each class had new tasks for us to explore and try out from building shapes, using playing cards to improve our mental maths, enjoying weighing items using balance scales, building fractions with multilink, creating numicon cities and so much more!
We raised just under £200 for the charity and had lots of fun.
KS2 England Rocks TTRS competition - November '22
We competed with thousands of other schools in a times table challenge on Times Tables Rock Stars. We celebrated and awarded the top scorers in each class as well a the class who got the highest across the school. Well done Foxes!