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Mathematics

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Useful Websites

We recommend using the White Rose Maths 1-minute app during screen time at home.

A host of interactive games can also be found here:

Top Marks Maths

ICT Games

Statement of Intent

Through Jesus, light of the world, we ignite the spark of curiosity, creativity and individuality.

At Killinghall, we strive for our children to love Maths. Maths is a creative and highly inter-connected subject, and is used so often in daily life; when shopping, baking, reading timetables, or planning a holiday. It is so ingrained in our daily routine that we often use it almost without thinking! Therefore, we want all our children to be successful, proficient mathematicians who develop lifelong skills that prepare them for the next stage of their learning journey.

We understand the importance of spoken language in our pupils’ development across the whole curriculum – cognitively, socially and linguistically. Therefore, we ensure a high-quality variety of language is both heard and spoken by pupils in our lessons. We ensure that our pupils build secure foundations by using discussion to probe, deepen and remedy their understanding

Overall, Maths at Killinghall allows our children to be curious, creative learners, and gives them opportunities to showcase their individuality through their interests, what they know and what they learn. Our inclusive curriculum engages all children, regardless of their starting points, and entitles them to the same quality of teaching and learning opportunities. The teaching of Maths equips our children with powerful knowledge and skills, and in return, our children leave us as social, emotional, responsible citizens, ready for the next step of their learning journey.

Our Maths Leader is Miss White

Teaching and Learning Sequence

The Maths Curriculum at Killinghall is based on White Rose Maths’ Mastery Approach. This means we teach mathematics in blocks, giving children enough time to develop and deepen their knowledge and understanding. All children are therefore appropriately challenged at an appropriate pace. Our pupils are also encouraged to make rich connections across blocks and apply their mathematical knowledge to Science and other subject areas.

Maths lessons incorporate the skills of mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving. The teachers ensure that the lessons are creative, and link to real-life scenarios that engage and encourage the children. Our Maths Curriculum closely follows the National Curriculum and inspires pupils to:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of maths, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time. This allows our pupils to develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • Solve problems by applying their Maths skills to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

We recognise that children need to develop their conceptual understanding in Maths. In order to do this, we are developing our concrete, pictorial, abstract (CPA) approach. This approach recognises that in order for pupils to understand an abstract concept, they must first learn mathematical concepts through the use of concrete resources and pictorial representations. We are writing new policies to support links between home and school regarding these methods.

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