At Canon Burrows C of E Primary School, we are committed to ensuring that all children recognise the importance of Maths in the wider world. Mathematical skills and knowledge are gained so that children can independently and confidently use maths in their lives in a range of different contexts and prepare them for their future as citizens in the wider world. Our aim is to broaden children’s horizons so that they are able to be critical thinkers who are not afraid to take risks and in doing so make rich connections across a range of mathematical concepts to develop fluency, reasoning and problem solving. We are committed to developing a sense of awe and wonder about the subject but most importantly, we want our children to know the purpose behind their learning so they have a love of learning and ultimately appreciate the power of Mathematics.
Maths leads - Miss Arnold and Miss Adamson
White Rose Maths
At Canon Burrows CE Primary, we follow the small steps, mastery based White Rose Maths scheme which is fully consistent with the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum. A significant amount of time is spent reinforcing number in order to build competency and ensure children are confident across the curriculum. At each stage of learning, children develop the knowledge and skills required to become confident mathematicians through acquiring a depth of knowledge through fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
To ensure children learn as much as possible and become competent in mathematics, pupils need to develop fluency in the three forms of knowledge:
Declarative knowledge: "I know that..." refers to pupils becoming fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
Procedural knowledge: "I know how..." refers to how to use methods, and the principles underpinning them.
Conditional knowledge: "I know when..." and refers to knowledge and understanding of strategies which can be used to reason and solve problems. This extends to combinations of declarative and procedural knowledge which then become strategies for particular types of problems.
This is embodied by our passion for bringing learning to life and we follow the CPA approach - concrete, pictorial and abstract. This supports children to develop competency of concepts. A range of concrete resources, such as cubes, counters and dienes, help develop understanding of new concepts as well as bring maths to life. Alongside concrete resources, children work with pictorial representations, making links to the concrete. Being able to visualise problems in this way, can help children to solve problems. Through the support of both the concrete and pictorial representations, children can develop their understanding of abstract methods.
Alongside this, we also provide daily arithmetic lessons. This provides opportunities for children to keep practising previously learned content to build confidence.
Please see the attached files to view our whole school long term plans.
Canon Burrows CE Primary is proud to be an accredited White Rose Maths Train the Tutor intervention provider, a high quality intervention that allows our children to narrow gaps and accelerate their attainment. For children who require a little extra support to achieve our goal of being confident mathematics, this 15 hour programme of intervention targets children from Year 1 - 6.
Support for Parents and Carers
We recognised the huge importance of parents and carers in working together to support the mathematical journey children go through at Canon Burrows CE Primary. Over the year, each key stage invites parents into a 'maths cafe' session where techniques and strategies used within the classroom are demonstrated by teachers and children to support parents with an understanding on how key areas of the subject are taught. Parents are informed each half-term which areas of mathematics their children will be learning through year group newsletters and at the end of each block of learning, a parent booklet is provided to support parents to review learning with their children.
Each child is provided with log in details that enables them to access both TTRockstars and Numbots. NumBots is all about every child achieving the “triple win” of understanding, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction, so that they move from counting to calculating. TTRockstars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practise to aid recall and fluency. These programmes are in addition to mathematics homework that is provided to pupils to support consolidating their learning.
Below are links to websites which you may find useful:
https://ttrockstars.com/ - Your child has a log in for ttrockstars where they can practise their times tables.
https://numbots.com/ - Your child's log in for ttrockstars and Numbots is the same log in.
https://whiterosemaths.com/parent-resources - You can download a termly work book to support your child with their math's learning.
https://whiterosemaths.com/maths-with-michael 'How to' videos to support your child with their learning across the math's curriculum.