Maths

Intent

At Brooke Primary Academy, we have seven simple aims for mathematics:

  • Support children to become resilient, capable, confident and self-assured learners
  • Teach children to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics
  • Support the children to develop a strong conceptual understanding
  • Teach children how to reason mathematically
  • Teach children how to become effective problem solvers
  • Develop a love of maths
  • Ensure that every children reaches their full potential

Implementation

At Brooke Primary Academy we follow the Mathematics Mastery Scheme. There are three key principals that underpin our approach to mathematics. These are:

  1. Developing deep understanding
  2. Developing mathematical thinking
  3. Developing mathematical language

We want our pupils to build a deep understanding of concepts they are learning about. This will in turn, enable them to apply their learning in different situations. We give pupils the opportunity to ‘master maths’ and develop mathematical fluency and conceptual understanding.

Each day children receive a maths lesson. During these lessons, we believe that pupils should be given opportunity to:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing, developing an argument, justifying using mathematical language
  • solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems to find solutions.

At Brooke Primary Academy we also teach Big Maths in the form of CLIC (Counting, Learn Its, It’s Nothing New and Calculation) to constantly provide opportunities for our children to become more fluent in number. CLIC sessions are taught 3+ times a week, from year 1 to year 6, and last between 15 and 20 minutes.

Impact

By the time a child leaves Brooke Primary Academy, children will have achieved the following:

  • resilient, capable, confident and self-assured learners
  • fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics
  • have strong conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems
  • reason mathematically
  • solve problems

Further information and resources

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