At Egerton, the firm belief that all children have the potential to succeed is at the centre of our approach to the teaching of mathematics. We believe that all children need a deep understanding of the mathematics they are learning so that future mathematical learning is built on solid foundations.
We strive to ensure that all pupils are able to:
Use mathematical concepts, facts and procedures appropriately, flexibly and fluently
Recall key number facts with speed and accuracy and use them to calculate and work out unknown facts
Have sufficient depth of knowledge and understanding to reason and explain mathematical concepts and procedures and use them to solve a variety of problems
Solve problems of greater complexity (i.e. where the approach is not immediately obvious), demonstrating creativity and imagination
Independently explore and investigate mathematical contexts and structures, communicate results clearly and systematically explain and generalise the mathematics.
Teaching at Egerton is underpinned by careful curriculum design and supported by carefully crafted lessons and resources to foster deep conceptual and procedural knowledge.
Our school's scheme of work is a working document and as such is composed of:
Long Term Overviews, following the 2022 White Rose Mathematics Curriculum for Year R to Year 6, exemplifying the breadth of coverage across each year group.
Medium term plans, following the 2022 White Rose Blocks. These plans progressively cover the Programme of Study as set out in the Maths Curriculum 2014 for each year group.
Ongoing teachers' plans produced on a week by week basis and reviewed daily as necessary. These are developed from the Medium Term plans, taking into consideration the needs of our children. They are based on the varied approach as outlined by White Rose Mathematics.
Teachers in the Early Years Foundation Stage base their teaching and learning on objectives within the Framework for Foundation Stage; this ensures that they are working towards the ‘Early Learning Goals For Mathematical Development’. Towards the end of the Foundation Stage, teachers aim to draw the elements of a daily mathematics lesson together so that by the time children move into Year 1 they are familiar with a 45-minute lesson.
The Maths curriculum ensures that the needs of all pupils including SEND and disadvantaged, and small groups of vulnerable children, can be met within the environment of high quality teaching supported by targeted interventions where appropriate. In this way it can be seen to be impacting in a very positive way on pupil outcomes and prepares them for the next phase in school.
At Egerton, we value the importance of developing the children’s knowledge, together with their skills. As a result, by the time our children leave Egerton they are well prepared for secondary school.