At James Peacock Infant and Nursery School Maths is taught following the White Rose Scheme of learning alongside the new initiative - NCETM Mastering Number program. In addition, we refer to the NCTEM prioritisation guidance for KS1 to ensure all core concepts are consolidated.
It is our intent that our Maths curriculum will support the prominent place of Mathematics in everyday life whilst ensuring we have curriculum coverage to meet the national requirements. A high-quality education in Maths will teach our pupils to be fluent mathematicians and to solve real world problems.
We will ensure children: •develop a deep sense of number; building on knowledge and understanding from EYFS and throughout KS1. •become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop their understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. •reason mathematically using stem sentences from both White Rose and NCETM’s Mastering Number schemes to make connections, generalisations and the ability to justify using mathematical language. •solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing difficulty, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
Websites: Topmarks - Topmarks has a range of interactive games to support Maths. You can even filter by age!
Nrich - Nrich offers a range of interactive activities for both EYFS and KS1. Some are to play with a friend and others can be played against the computer. Let us know which are your favourites!
White Rose 1-minute Maths helps pupils to build greater number confidence and fluency. It’s all about targeted practice in engaging, one-minute chunks! You can download on the app store, google play and amazon kindle for free.
Numbots can be played on an app or the website using your child’s log in details. They should access this for a minimum of 10 minutes per week to earn dojos in class. Please get in touch with your child’s class teacher for log in details.