The mathematics subject leader is Mr Walker
At Upperby School we want our pupils to become competent and confident mathematicians. We strive to embed the skills and processes necessary to enable pupils to use and apply their mathematics learning in a variety of contexts. By providing opportunities for children to build a conceptual understanding, develop their basic skills, fluency and recall, before applying their knowledge to everyday problems and challenges, we develop pupils’ enjoyment of mathematics. Promoting mathematical talk enables children to articulate and discuss their thinking and reasoning, developing them as independent learners. Our pupils will leave Key Stage 2 prepared for the next step in their mathematical education.
At Upperby Primary School, we recognise that to enable our pupils to progress to deeper and more complex problems, they need to be confident and fluent across their end of year group expectations. We use White Rose Maths (WRM’s) as the foundation of planning across the school. Mastering mathematics means children acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. Pupils build on 'fluency' (knowing key facts) and move on to reasoning and problem solving, showing they can adapt concepts in different situations. Children are able to communicate their thinking to show they have fully mastered their learning. This allows them to become confident when working on key strategies, calculations or methods and applying within reasoning problems. Concrete, pictorial, abstract is a highly effective approach used to develop a deep and sustainable understanding of mathematics in our pupils. Our skilled teachers use this approach to reinforce concepts. We are developing the use of learning by Questions in Year 5 and Year 6 to support the learning and further embed knowledge.
Our formative assessment is ongoing and used to record pupils’ understanding of an objectives and helps to plan for opportunities to embed across strands of Maths, learn more and remember more. Through the consistent use of Flashback 4 activities we are able to ensure our children embed their knowledge, especially in arithmetic and this has had a very positive impact. Our in school results are showing an upward trend and our children are more confident approaching mathematical activities.
Here at Upperby Primary School we follow The National Curriculum for Mathematics 2014.
Development Matters and the Early Learning Goals (Number, Shape Space & Measure) provide the long term planning for mathematics taught in the school.
How you can support your child:
Help with any homework they find difficult.
Help them to learn key mathematics facts for their age
Use the websites below.