In Maths we aim to develop pupils’ numeracy and mathematical skills in all areas. We aim to link these skills to real life so that they understand and appreciate the importance of mathematics.
In mathematics lessons children work through a cycle designed to increase their mathematical fluency and then apply this to a variety of reasoning and problem solving questions. We believe firmly in the approach of using real life as the key driver, concrete objects where possible and then moving children through into abstract maths when they are ready. Appropriate level of challenge and support is given at all times so that children's perseverance and resilience is built and a love of maths is fostered.
At Dane Royd we deliver the National Curriculum objectives appropriate to the age group and ability of the child. We use the ' White Rose Maths Hub Schemes' as a basis for lessons and the overview of topics can be found here. We do however believe that teaching should be responsive and adaptive to the needs of the class, and these may not be adhered to strictly.
We work closely with the Kettlethorpe Collaborative Partnership schools to provide opportunities for pupils to be taught by staff from the high school who are maths subject specialists. Pupils attend maths roadshows at KHS and take part in challenge activities.
The school are currently planning for a maths week to be held in October 2018. This will allow children to explore a variety of maths skills as well as developing resilience in problem solving.
Below you can open the Long Term Plan for Maths, or go to the White Rose Hub Schemes Website.