We are all mathematicians! As it plays such an important part in all our lives, mathematics is highly regarded here at High View. Throughout life we use different mathematical skills such as time-keeping, shopping, measuring and playing sports to name but a few. Having a solid understanding of mathematical concepts and skills will equip our children for later life. We worked hard to achieve the Quality Mark at High View and this highlights the importance we place on ensuring our children know the basics and have a firm foundation and sound mathematical knowledge on which to build and progress.
From Year 2 – 6 we have regular multiplication challenges on TTrockstars ranging from inter-year group battles, class battles, school battles and even battling the teachers. Numbots can be used from FS and through into Key Stage 1 to support in the early development of number subitising and key number facts. The children follow the CPA approach (concrete, pictorial and abstract) to ensure the concepts are embedded.
Planning from the National Curriculum, using the DFE guidance, White Rose, NCETM and braining camp (so all children have access to manipulatives whether at home or school) our children are taught to maths mastery for a deep and meaningful understanding of the concepts to help them become competent mathematicians. Applying our knowledge in a real life way not only ensures that children have a sound understanding but that they know how to use it.