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Our Vision for Maths
At Pudsey Bolton Royd Primary School, we believe that a strong foundation in Maths is essential for success in school and in life. Our Maths program is designed to engage and challenge students, helping them to develop a mastery understanding of important mathematical concepts and principles. Our highly-skilled teachers use a variety of concrete, pictorial and abstract strategies, including real-world problem-solving in order to help students develop the skills they need to succeed in Maths and the wider world.
We aim to develop in our students a deep understanding of Maths and Number, as well as a positive and resilient attitude towards mathematics and an awareness of the fascination of mathematics. Our goal is for our students to develop competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills, and to be able to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
Our Maths curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics. We encourage reasoning mathematically by ensuring that discussion plays a vital role in all lessons. Children are actively encouraged to discuss with peers and teachers using mathematical language.
Problem-solving is embedded in every lesson, and we use a variety of questions to enable children to apply their knowledge to different situations. Rich connections across mathematical ideas are encouraged through the variation of questions which can be seen in every lesson and evidenced in the Maths books. Challenge is built into every lesson for pupils who grasp concepts rapidly through sophisticated problems, and an opportunity for children to demonstrate their understanding by creating their own problems.
At our school, we are committed to helping every student achieve their full potential in Maths, and we provide a range of support, including same-day intervention, to help students who may need extra help. We also believe in fostering independent learners who take responsibility for their own learning. By providing a strong foundation in Maths, we believe that our students will have the skills and confidence they need to succeed in school and in life.
Our Long-Term Plan for Maths
You can read our long-term plans for learning by selecting one of the documents below:
The long-term plans for each Maths unit are taken from the White Rose Maths scheme of work and amended to suit our children. We use the small steps of learning within those units to carefully sequence the journey of learning through a unit.
In July 2023, we started re-writing our Calculation Policy and our teaching staff are currently updating documents. We follow the White Rose Maths stepped guidance which has an approach involving teaching children concrete, pictorial and abstract methods.
We know that parents found our old calculation documents useful but we have removed them from our website while our new Policy is rewritten. Please ask your child's class teacher if you are looking for advice about methods used.
In the meantime, please find below White Rose Maths' calculation strategies which our Policy will be based on: