Maths at Priorswood - Our Vision
Belief + Hard Work + Understanding = Success
Mathematics is an important creative discipline that helps us to understand and change our world. At Priorswood, we want all pupils to have a positive experience of mathematics.
We want them to develop a sense of curiosity about the subject and to see the power and the beauty of numbers.
At Priorswood, we foster ‘can do’ attitudes. We believe all children can achieve in mathematics, and teach for secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts. We use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning and provide challenge through rich and sophisticated problems before acceleration through new content.
Curriculum Intent: Skills
We aim for all pupils to:
Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
Solve problems by applying their mathematics, with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios.
Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language.
Have an appreciation of number and number operations, which enables mental calculations and written procedures to be performed efficiently, fluently and accurately.
Our maths timetable consists of a daily 45 minutes mathematics lesson which introduces a new small step in learning.
Each day, in a separate Maths on Track session there will be opportunities for practice, arithmetic and intervention.
Each lesson focuses on a manageable step of new learning based on the NC statements.
Hook: An Introduction to the small step in learning within a suitable context.
Teach It: Live modelling of the new learning with explicit use of potential misunderstandings
Practise It: All children practise together
Do It: Up to 5 examples
Secure It: 1 or 2 Misunderstandings
Deepen It: Apply understanding to solve new problems
Review It: Lesson Recap: Key Concept Statement and Key Vocabulary
MathsOnTrack (MOT) Session
Day 1 : Arithmetic
Day 2 : Arithmetic
Day 3 : Deliberate Practice: Past and Present
Day 4: Deliberate Practice: Past and Present
Day 5: Times table focus
Our current "KeepCALM and Catch-up" Curriculum is attached.