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Curriculum: Maths

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How do we teach Maths at Red Oaks Primary School?

Maths Workshop - March 24
A huge thank you to everyone who attended the maths workshop this morning. It was lovely to see so many of you and I hope you enjoyed the opportunity to work with your child in class. I have taken onboard the suggestion of how to videos for methods and new concepts and teachers will begin posting these at the start of each maths unit in term 5 to assist you in supporting at home. Please find attached the PowerPoint for those who could not attend. Mrs Jacques

At Red Oaks Primary School, we are committed to nurturing young problem solvers. Our mathematics curriculum, guided by the "Can Do Maths" Scheme of Work, places a strong emphasis on equipping students with the skills needed to tackle real-world problems. We believe in fostering a strong foundation in mathematics that not only equips our students with essential skills that encourages them to explore real-life contexts but also to discover patterns and foster a love of learning in maths.
Our curriculum is designed to make mathematics engaging, practical, and fun and provides students with the tools they need to tackle problems with confidence.
The scheme of work is built around a child centred lesson design that models and embeds a growth mindset approach to maths and focuses on helping all children to build a deep understanding of maths concept; it enables pupils to meet end of Key Stage Attainment targets outlined in the National Curriculum and the aims align with those in the National Curriculum.

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The National Curriculum purpose of study states:
"Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject."

Therefore, to meet these requirements, and to give our children the best possible experiences in maths we follow the CPA approach to ensure that all children have the chance to fully understand a concept and utilise the Concrete to Pictorial to Abstract approach.

Maths lessons at Red Oaks all follow the same format of "Do it, Secure it, Deepen it" to allow the children to become familiar with the lesson sequence throughout their school life. To ensure support and challenge children will have access to pre-teaching of concepts where there is need, and also over-teach to ensure misconceptions are addressed from within the lesson. All teachers will provide low threshold high ceiling tasks to ensure all children feel challenged yet able to achieve within lessons.

To ensure children are secure in their understanding, children will experience a second maths lesson during the day (Maths On Track MOT) where they will have an opportunity to re-visit learning, practise a key concept that is crucial to progress or to introduce forthcoming learning.

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At Red Oaks Primary School, mathematics serves as a gateway to problem-solving and practical application. Through the “Can Do Maths” Scheme of Work, complemented by the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) approach, mathematics education at Red Oaks Primary School our students are empowered with the mathematical skills, problem-solving abilities, and confidence required to tackle real-life challenges. Students approach maths with confidence and enthusiasm. We are dedicated to nurturing the problem solvers and critical thinkers of tomorrow, ensuring they are well-prepared for success in all aspects of their lives.

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EYFS curriculum documents
CanDoMaths EYFS Year Overview
Unit Road Maps
Whole Year Road Map

Ks1/2 curriculum documents
Yearly overview KS1 and KS2
Calculation Progression by year group
Overview of key assessment points by year group
Whole Year Road Maps Y1- Y5
Y1- Y6 long-term plan

KS1-KS2 calculation strategies progression
Addition progression
Division progression
Multiplication progression
Place Value progression
Subtraction progression

KS1-KS2 year group learning intent documents
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

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