Through early intervention, children are given an equal chance of success. High-quality early maths education is especially important for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Our nursery, our early Mastering Number programme and our use of concrete resources supports early absorption of key number facts, fostering independent learning as pupils move through primary. The addition of STEM sentences ensures an ability to explain procedures and verbalise mathematics.
STEM sentence example
6 needs 4 to make 10
17 is made of 10 and 7
This key foundation is built on and used throughout key stage 2 and supports the journey towards secondary as well as the permanent, life-long understanding needed for today’s world.
Each year, to learn mathematics effectively, some things have to be learned before others, e.g. place value needs to be understood before working with addition and subtraction, addition needs to be learnt before looking at multiplication (as a model of repeated addition). Our curriculum is designed towards a consistent approach in terms of strategies and ethos, however, there is also the flexibility in resources and planning to ensure teachers can use their professional knowledge for intelligent adaptation.
Nursery and Reception are guided by the Development Matters framework (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/development-matters--2/development-matters ) and our Mastering number programme (used from Nursery to Year 3)
Example - Year 3 curriculum overview. This is supported by other schemes and resources. ( The full schemes of learning can be found on the White Rose site along with information for parents https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/primary )
Link to White Rose maths scheme - overview Years Reception - Year 6