Curriculum Intent: Maths
Possibilities - To have high aspirations and know all of the opportunities available to themselves.
Growth - To recognise and celebrate their own individual journey, understanding their own uniqueness and strengths and those of others.
Communication - To have high levels of oracy; having a rich and wide vocabulary to be able explain their own ideas and thinking and be able to collaborate and respond to others.
Whole school Curriculum vision for Maths
To have high aspirations
Here at The Avenue we want to expose the children to the many different career opportunities through the use of their skills developed in maths. For example, an engineer, chemist, builder, carpenter or baker just to name a few! The children will be taught how numbers are all around us and not only do we use our skills and understanding in the classroom, we use our mathematical abilities outside of the classroom too. There are often many cross curricular links to our maths learning too
To recognise and celebrate their own individual journey
Each individual child will grow on their own mathematical learning journey throughout their three years at The Avenue. Our mathematics curriculum is broken down into such small steps for teaching that this should enable every child to make progress and adopt a ‘can do’ attitude towards maths.
To have high levels of oracy
The children will develop their problem solving skills in maths and be able to communicate with others their ideas towards different concepts, ideas and strategies. Often our maths lessons will start with open ended foci for the children to engage in. Through the scaffold of STEM sentences and openers the children will consolidate learning and make links in prior learning too.
Our pupils should be able to organise their knowledge, skills and understanding around the following learning hooks:
- Know and use numbers
- Add and subtract
- Multiply and divide
- Use fractions
- Understand the properties of shapes
- Describe position, direction and movement
- Use measures
- Use statistics
These key concepts or as we like to explain them to children – learning hooks, underpin learning in each - milestone. This enables pupils to reinforce and build upon prior learning, make connections and develop subject specific language.
Aspirations For The Future
Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.
Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Mathematician:
· Chief Test Pilot
· Automotive Engineer
For more careers, please visit First Careers
By the end of their time spent at The Avenue, the children should feel confident in their own mathematical abilities. They should be able to listen to and respond to a range of ideas through their understanding of different mathematical concepts. They will have made progress in using their reasoning skills as they have made links between prior learning and built upon solid foundations in their learning. They will approach a challenge with ambition and motivation as they have adopted a variety of strategies in tackling different mathematical problems.
Through the explicit teaching of the Mathematical skills, both the teachers and the pupils assess their learning continuously throughout the lesson. Our assessment systems enable teachers to make informed judgements about the depth of their learning and the progress that they have made over time. Following our marking policy, the children are given live feedback to push on and support learning during a lesson. The children have the opportunity to respond to this feedback to edit and improve their work with a purple pen. Any children that may require further support in developing their understanding will have the opportunity to work closely with an adult in a small group to receive post teaching
Here is what Mathematics looks like at The Avenue: