Welcome to our Maths Curriculum
At Cuddington Croft Primary School, we aim to inspire the mathematicians of tomorrow through giving the children opportunities to learn in wider contexts enabling them to make connections and equip them for the wider world.
Our Maths Intent
Our Maths Intent is for our children to develop a love for mathematics through a well-structured curriculum and lessons, in which all children make progress. We strive for our children to become numerically fluent, so that we can increase their capacity for number recall and their recollection of number facts. Mathematical fluency developed through the use of multiple visual stimuli, manipulatives and carefully crafted calculations is further built upon, developed and applied through reasoning and problem solving. Our goal is for all children over time and through practice and application, to be able to independently apply the concepts they have been taught to totallynew problems in unfamiliar situations - skills which when embedded properly, will benefit them long after they have left Cuddington Croft.
Implementation - how do we plan and teach Maths?
Our school delivers the GLF Maths curriculum through a variety of teaching and learning styles to create an engaging mathematics curriculum. The teaching of mathematics at Cuddington Croft is based on research and evidence of how pupils best learn and secure knowledge. Within maths lessons, we teach all children to have a deep and secure understanding of the concepts that they are being taught. In order to do this, our curriculum is designed to reduce cognitive load by ensuring we structure and design lessons in small coherent steps, which organically allow opportunities for the promotion of retention.
Our children are explicitly taught number fact fluency which allows them to access other areas of Maths with ease. Numerous representations and resources such as tens frames, Rekenreks, number lines, Numicon, Dienes and Cuisenaire rods support chilldren by revealing the mathematics and allowing pupils to understand the concepts taught. Alongside developing children’s fluency in arithmetic skills, the curriculum requires them to reason and think mathematically. At Cuddington, we provide opportunities for children to apply their skills and understanding to everyday contexts. They are encouraged to enquire, deepen and explore their understanding through discussions, investigations and open-ended problems. We encourage our children to talk mathematically and children are regularly provided with opportunities to explain their answer using precise vocabulary and generalisations.
Impact - what does progress look like?
A clear progression of mathematics is evident across the school, from the exploratory understanding of the cardinal value of numbers in the early years, to the independent application of problems by the time they leave the school. The carefully designed curriculum allows children to build upon previous learning and secure the skills needed to retain number facts, apply their knowledge to mathematical reasoning and to solve problems. Through developing strong mathematical fluency children demonstrate a love of learning for mathematics within lessons and demonstrate the ability to articulate concepts using mathematical vocabulary.
When our children leave Cuddington Croft, a good learner in Maths will…
Have a deep and secure timetables knowledge.
Be able to apply their learning to different contexts.
Have a strong number sense and be able to manipulate numbers mentally.
Reason and problem solve efficiently and confidently.
Children will be able to apply their maths learning in wider contexts through making connections in order to equip them for the wider world.
Be self-aware of their capabilities and challenge themselves appropriately.