MATHEMATICS

This page gives you an overview of our Maths taught across school. Mathematics is essential for everyday life and provides a foundation for understanding our world. It is our aim at Cambois Primary to ensure children develop a passion for Mathematics, to nurture them and help them become confident and competent mathematicians who are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately.
 
We follow the White Rose Maths hub small steps in progression and use a mastery approach to ensure we equip of pupils with the skills to achieve in mathematics. We firmly believe that ALL children can achieve in maths .
 
We use regular Flashback activities to ensure retrieval skills are strengthened and allow the children to build upon their prior knowledge to progress further in mathematics. 
 
Below are plans and assessments in relation to our Maths Curriculum. As we follow the 5 big ideas of mastery curriculum it is not always possible to stick to the set amount of weeks for each unit. We ensure that our children have a thorough understanding of each small step use the 5 big ides, before moving on. The long term plans give guidance as to the order of our teaching units,however they will be adapted over the year to suit the needs of our children.
Intent, Implementation and Impact
Policies
Long Term Plan Unit Overviews
Small Steps 

As a school we are progressing through our journey to develop in staff the capacity to embrace and fully engage in mastery methods of teaching mathematics.  We are part of a Sustaining MAstery Programme with The Great North Maths Hub.

What does it mean to master mathematics?

A mathematical concept or skill has been mastered when a pupil can represent it in multiple ways, has the mathematical language to communicate related ideas, and can independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar situations.

Mastery is a journey and long-term goal, achieved through exploration, clarification, practice and application over time. At each stage of learning, pupils should be able to demonstrate a deep, conceptual understanding of the topic and be able to build on this over time.

This is not about just being able to memorise key facts and procedures, which tends to lead to superficial understanding that can easily be forgotten. Pupils should be able to select which mathematical approach is most effective in different scenarios. 

At Cambois Primary School we use The White Rose Maths Hub to support our teaching and learning and follow their long term plan. Each topic is taught in blocks over the course of the year.

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Assessments 
White Rose unit assessments are used following units of work to check children's understanding.
 
We use Puma assessments termly. This allows us to gain a maths age for our pupils in order to compare to their chronological age. Those who may have gaps are then identified and targeted with interventions to help close the gaps. We also use a Hodder Scale to track progress of those children working below ARE. 
 
 
Interventions
We believe it is really important to identify children for interventions quickly.We use Numberstacks as an intervention tool. We assess using a diagnostic assessment, which identifies gaps in understanding. We then focus on the gaps in 1-1 intervention time. It is important that  we use CPA in our interventions to remain consistent with our mathematics lessons.