Studying mathematics is a step towards understanding the world around us. It provides us with the fundamental knowledge and skills to deal with everyday life (managing money, accessing timetables, cooking to name just a few) and links closely to science and technology.
Through mathematical activity we can inspire pupils to achieve their very best, providing them with opportunities to enrich their understanding, having the ambition to succeed, while preparing them to access life in the wider community.
At Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy our maths programme is based on the belief that our ‘abilities’, including mathematical abilities, are neither fixed nor innate, but can be developed through practice, support, dedication and hard work. In short, all children can succeed at mathematics. We believe no child should be left behind and focus on pupils ‘keeping up over catching up’.
Our Intent is:
Our staff address the National Curriculum coverage through the use of Mathmatics Mastery.
Mathematics Mastery is a mastery approach to the teaching of mathematics underpinned by the 4 dimensions of depth: mathematical thinking, language and communication, conceptual understanding and mathematical problem solving. It is a comprehensive curriculum framework for ensuring high quality maths teaching and has been adopted by us to give structured support and high quality CPD to non-specialists. We can then ensure every child achieves his or her potential as a result of expert teaching by well-trained and supported teachers. We also encourage learning through several online platforms such as Sumdog and TTRockstars, both of which can be accessed at home.
Assessment of learning takes place both during and following lessons to plan effectively for next steps. Timely formal assessment is also carried out throughout the year, including question level analysis to identify progress and the need for any revisiting for individuals, groups or a whole class.
The impact of the mathematics curriculum looks at both the attainment and progress of each child with the aim they will achieve the ‘Expected’ or ‘Higher’ national standard and will make positive progress points from previous assessments.
The Maths Curriculum is based on the National Curriculum, Norfolk County Provision and the Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy Curriculum intent of Choice and Opportunity.