The maths provision at Cleves follows the National Curriculum 2014 such that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and nonroutine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
Using small steps of instruction, based on the resources from White Rose Maths, we use concrete and visual resources to ensure a deep understanding of concepts for all children. We focus on developing mental strategies such that children have a deep understanding of number and calculation which they can apply to increasingly complex problems.
We also use technology to enhance our maths provision including use of iPads for filming children’s explanations, web-based maths games and Kahoot quizzes.