What we Teach
At Norton we follow the National Curriculum. The key aims are to develop the children’s fluency, problem solving and reasoning. We plan tasks that are engaging and that are connected to real life situations. We use the White Rose Scheme of Work to support the children’s learning. You can find our year group progression of learning linked below.
How we Teach
We use the Teaching for Mastery approach, so what this means is that we focus on the same learning objective for all children but provide additional challenges for some with support for others. We always aim to help the children that have struggled as quickly as we can. We also encourage the children to be independent learners by sharing their mathematical thinking with others, being able to articulate why they have chosen a particular method and how to solve the problem. We are incredibly proud of the maths learning that takes place in our school and regularly achieve well in the KS2 SATs which we are always incredibly pleased with! We aim to make our maths lessons interesting and exciting with a mix of learning resources and experiences.
Our intent and implementation
When a child leaves this school, we want children to understand that maths is a creative and highly interconnected discipline. To understand that it is essential to everyday life, critical in science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. We want children to enjoy maths and develop their confidence allowing them to persevere when faced with problems and to try their best so they feel a sense of achievement. We provide all children with the opportunities to develop a range of techniques to solve problems and have a good understanding of number. We use a mastery approach which have carefully sequenced lessons to allow children to build on their prior knowledge and learn new skills. We want all children to experience maths in a real-life situation using money, measure etc.
EYFS work using their curriculum ensuring that the foundations for mathematics further up the school are embedded. Accurate number formation is demonstrated and practised, and a strong sense of number is promoted through practical activities and one to one correspondence. Using concrete apparatus, the part, part, whole model is used; this is the pre-cursor to the bar-model used in subsequent classes.
Across the school we follow a mastery approach. All lessons are planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before. Teachers follow the White Rose Maths Hub materials, supplementing this with the NCETM materials. At Norton we employ a variety of teaching styles and opportunities for children to learn and develop their Mathematical skills and competencies, both individually and collaboratively. The main aim of all lessons is to develop children’s knowledge, understanding and skills, applying these to a variety of contexts.
Table Rock Stars
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Each child from Year 2 to 6 has their own login so that they can practise times table facts.
From the innovators who bring you Times Tables Rock Stars, comes a highly engaging platform for learning to add and subtract…..NumBots! NumBots is all about every child achieving the “triple win” of understanding, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction, so that they move from counting to calculating. Every child in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 will have their own login.
Great website for an all round introduction to mathematical areas that your child will work through. This website breaks down into separate key stage one and key stage two.