Our Vision for Mathematics
At Cranford Park School, our Mathematics Mastery curriculum has been developed to ensure every child can achieve excellence in mathematics. Children can experience a sense of awe and wonder as they solve a problem for the first time, discover different solutions and make links between different areas of mathematics. It provides pupils with a deep understanding of the subject through a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach (CPA) and small steps are built in to ensure solid understanding. Every mathematics lesson begins with a fluency focus, which ensures the embedding of number facts through consistent daily practise. This ensures pupils fully understand what they are learning. We give children real-life learning experiences to ensure that they are confident to deal with the rapidly changing world which awaits them.
Our mastery approach to the curriculum develops children’s knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts from the Early Years through to the end of Year 6. We promote a love of maths and ensure children are excited, confident and resilient when encountering maths questions and problems throughout the school and beyond. Staff model positive attitudes towards Maths at all times by being passionate and enthusiastic when teaching. During lessons, they continually assess using a variety of techniques to ensure all children make progress and are challenged at each stage of their learning. An annual Maths week, led by the older children, further enhances children’s enthusiasm and provides opportunities for parents to engage with their children’s maths learning.
All children enjoy accessing the learning opportunities and are supported to achieve. Same day intervention is provided for children who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material to consolidate their understanding. In addition, children who have fallen behind are helped to catch up with specific interventions led by trained staff.
Our mathematics provision ensures that children:
· Have positive attitudes towards Maths and are excited and confident during maths lessons
· Show enjoyment and resilience when tackling a variety of challenges within a maths lesson and encountering maths in different contexts.
· Have a conceptual understanding of maths at a concrete, pictorial and abstract (CPA) level
· Are confident to access independently and use the high-quality equipment and resources available in all classrooms.
· Are engaged in fun, practical tasks including games to deepen their understanding.
· Record experiences using a journaling approach to share what they have learned (including through photos/examples).
· An enthused by their topics, which start and end with practical application and wow moments.
· Have a good command of times tables and number facts, can recall them with ease and take pleasure in achieving the awards.
· Are engaged, challenged and make progress in all lessons
· Ultimately achieve highly and are well prepared for the next stage of their education.