What do we teach? What does this look like?
We teach Mathematics through the National Curriculum through a Mastery Approach supported by the White Rose Scheme of Work. Unit sequences have been designed to benefit our teachers and pupils, to deliver carefully planned progression that ensures consistency. Teachers’ plans at Panshanger are produced to reflect the individuality of each class and this can mean making considered changes to the order of units and length of time spent on them. Every year, cohorts are different and teachers use their knowledge of their class and its needs to provide a sequence of learning that is the most beneficial for that class. As a result, teachers also use Nrich, HfL Essentials and NCETM to support planning.
Children are taught Mathematics daily through a main teaching session lasting approximately ¾ hour and a fluency session for approximately 10-15 mins. Support is provided during each lesson by all staff including our Teaching Assistants and Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) to ensure secure understanding based on the needs of the child.
What will this look like? By the time children leave our school they will:
By the end of KS2 we aim for children to be fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics with a conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
They should have the skills and have the resilience to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of situations with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios. Children will be able to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language.
On-line / Home Learning
Mathematics Mastery – Downloadable guidance and resource pack for parents and pupils – free resources https://www.mathematicsmastery.org/free-resources
White Rose Maths – maths presentations and downloadable workbooks which are easy to use for parents. New material is being released each week – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
A range of videos of maths games which can be played with resources likely to be found at home at https://www.youtube.com/c/HertsforLearningESSENTIALmaths
Some free online maths games suitable for children ages 3-14 are available from topmarks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games
The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. It offers an excellent, very varied bank of resources at: https://nrich.maths.org/parents and https://nrich.maths.org/early-years
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practise. The school subscribes to this and all children from Y2 upwards have their own login for access at home and at school. Teach can set the times tables challenges for each individual pupil / groups of pupils and can also set challenges within and across classes.
For information about what is covered in each year group, please click on the appropriate document.
More information can be found in the class pages and the termly curriculum overviews