Maths

In line with the national curriculum our aims are to ensure that all learners become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, so they are able to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. And that they can reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and explaining the outcomes, and solve problems by applying mathematical knowledge, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in finding the answer.

We develop fluency, reasoning and problem-solving in maths by teaching the objectives from the national curriculum using a mastery approach, meaning that:

  •  We believe that everyone can do well in maths;
  • We all start our maths learning journey together;
  • New learning is introduced in small steps;
  • Some children will need a little additional support along the way;
  • Some children, who feel more confident, will explore maths in greater depth;
  • Children will not be left behind;
  • We see mistakes are learning opportunities.

We use the White Rose schemes of learning as the ‘spine’ of our maths teaching, and we supplement these schemes with several other resources. You can access the schemes of learning on their website, and see the coverage and progression of each year group:

https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/schemes-of-learning/primary-sols/ (Years 1 – 6) 

https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/schemes-of-learning/reception-sol/ (Reception)

Please also visit class pages to see which units are taught throughout the year.

Also, to ensure calculation is taught consistently, and that skills build from year to year, staff also follow our calculation policy.  This can be found on our policies page.

To help children with their maths learning, we subscribe to Times Tables Rock Stars and Mathletics. The children know their usernames and passwords for both sites, and can play games and answer questions set by their teachers on both sites. You can access the websites at:

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://login.mathletics.com/

We recommend that children regularly practise their number bonds, times tables and associated division facts. If you need support with this, or additional resources, please see your child’s class teacher. 

 

Remote learning at Cabot Primary

The Prime Minister has asked that schools close to most pupils from 5th January 2021. This means we need to provide remote learning for your child. We know how hard this can be and will be doing all we can to support you and your children.

Please encourage your child to use the online resources we are providing. Your child’s teacher will call you and your child regularly to see how you are and see if you need help. If you are unable to access online learning because you don’t have suitable devices or internet connection, please let us know. We have a small number of devices in school available.

We have a limited number of spaces in school for face to face teaching. These are for key workers and vulnerable children. If you are a key worker and need provision for your child to enable you to go to work, please contact the school. We are trying to offer as much face to face teaching as possible for children who are unable to access remote learning successfully at home. To enable us to help as many children as we can as safely as possible, these places will need to be part time.

Reception and Key Stage 1

Children in Reception and KS1 will be taught remotely using Seasaw, we have found this to be a more accessible platform for our younger children. Children are expected to complete 3 hours of learning daily; this will include online learning and tasks that can be completed without a device. Teachers will set daily lessons in reading, writing, maths and phonics as well as another curriculum area. The lessons provided will include: videos recorded by the class teacher, videos from other agencies such as BBC or Oak Academy and tasks that can be completed on Seasaw.

Key Stage 2

Children in KS2 will be taught remotely using Google Classroom. Children are expected to complete at least 4 hours of learning daily; this will include online learning and tasks that can be completed without a device. Teachers will set daily lessons in reading, writing, maths and spelling as well as another curriculum area. The lessons provided will include: videos recorded by the class teacher, live lessons in Google Meet, videos from other agencies such as BBC or Oak Academy and tasks that can be completed on Google Classroom.