Maths

 

 

Mathematics at Dee Point 

 

At Dee Point Primary, we believe that everyone can achieve and succeed in mathematics.  Our inclusive curriculum ensures that every child can reach their full potential. Our aim is for children to leave as confident, skilled and resilient mathematicians; who understand that mathematics is a fundamental part of everyday life and the world we live in. 

At Dee Point Primary School, we aim to provide children with a broad and balanced maths curriculum, which offers opportunities for the practice and application of both arithmetic and reasoning skills to ensure children make good progress and become confident mathematicians.

Children should:

  • be fluent in mental calculation skills related to their year group
  • have the ability to apply fluent mental and arithmetic skills to reasoning and problem-solving tasks
  • feel confident in their own mathematical ability
  • develop independence
  • have the ability to tackle problems logically
  • link mathematical concepts together to support their understanding
  • have a suitable technical vocabulary to articulate their responses

 

Dee Point follows the National Curriculum programs of study for the teaching of mathematics and aims to excel in its three core areas:

  • Fluency
  • Reasoning
  • Problem solving

Each year group are taught to be fluent in the fundamental workings of the number system as this feeds into all number based work and wider problem solving activities.

 

The 5 part lesson structure:

There are 5 main components to most mathematics lesson (in order):

  1. The Anchor Task 
  2. Journaling
  3. Reflection and Teacher Modelling
  4. Guided Practice
  5. Independent Practice / Guided Groups

 

Key fundamentals that should be included in every Maths lesson:

  • Exploration (making connections)
  • Journal (Children are given the opportunity to jot down and record their thinking in books)
  • Reflection (Guided by the teacher and based around what the children have said/discovered)
  • Practice (Not to be confused with ‘drills’ or learning by rote repetition).
  • Carefully designed variation of tasks

 

The Maths Classroom

What you will see: What you won’t see:
  • A collaborative classroom where pupils are not afraid to make mistakes or provide their thinking
  • Use of concrete materials, pictorial representations and strong vocabulary
  • Short-burst teacher input
  • Pupils agreeing with, building upon or challenging the thinking of their peers in a structured way

 

  • Teachers telling pupils step-by-step   methods or approaches
  • Limited variation in questioning
  • Insufficient time given to explore the various approaches/methods
  • Pupils all doing different work, rather than the same task in different variations.
  • Tasks can be differentiated through questioning, use of resources, extension and adult support.

 

In Foundation Stage, pupils are taught and assessed using the Early Learning Goals: Number and Shape, Space and Measure. Their progress is tracked, recorded and shared with parents and carers using Learning Book.

Dee Point is part of a group of five schools that form the BEV (Blacon Education Village). 

 

As a school, we follow the White Rose maths scheme. This has been designed by leading experts in the field of mathematics teaching and ensures that a broad mix of fluency, reasoning and problem solving work. The files attached below detail the objectives that are taught over the year.

 

Files to Download

Contact the School

Dee Point Primary School

Dee Point Primary School
Blacon Point Road
Blacon
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 5NF

Main Contact: Admin Team: Mrs Roberts, Mrs Mannion & Mrs Mowles

Tel: 01244 372631
admin@deepointprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Mrs N Sawyer

SEN Email: senco@deepointprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

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