Eldon Grove Academy Mathematics Intent
At Eldon Grove Academy, we recognise and develop the potential of each and every child and this is reflected in our teaching and learning of mathematics. It is our intention to give each child the self-confidence and resilience to reach their full potential by ensuring that they have the tools to calculate fluently, reason logically, problem solve and think in abstract ways.
Through our teaching we aim to:
- Build a deep conceptual understanding of maths and its interrelated content so that children can apply their learning to the wider world by making real-life connections.
- Develop children’s ability to articulate, discuss and explain their thinking using appropriate mathematical vocabulary. Recognising its importance for communication and other curriculum areas.
- Foster positive attitudes so that can experience success.
- Use a wide range of models, visual manipulatives and practical resources to develop a deep conceptual understanding alongside procedural fluency.
- To provide opportunities for children to be resilient, spark curiosity, take risks, reflect on their mistakes and experience pride.
- This has led us to adopting a ‘mastery’ approach to planning and teaching mathematics using the White Rose Maths Scheme of Learning.
At Eldon Grove Academy, we strive to ensure that the teaching and learning of mathematics is relevant and applicable to the needs of children and their future role in society.
Mathematics lessons at EGA incorporate counting sticks which are fundamental for the teaching and learning of number sequencing and deduction. We have a strong emphasis on mental maths and provide opportunities for daily ‘Fluent in Five’, which are taken directly from Third Space Learning.
Standard written methods are taught progressively in line with White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning with all methods laid out in line with our calculation policies. Practical problem solving sees children using concrete apparatus when appropriate in order to structure the concepts and embed knowledge in the long-term memory.
We offer consistent opportunities for children to complete tasks including: ‘Varied Fluency, Problem Solving and Use your Head’ throughout a learning episode. At different times, children will work individually, in pairs and as a whole class. In this way, children can not only work out the correct solutions, but develop the ability to explain their thinking, apply their understanding to new situations and work with confidence both as an individual and as part of a group.
As outlined in our intent statement, we adopt the White Rose Mathematics schemes of learning as a planning tool, but we adapt according to the need of our pupils. This adaptation is based upon summative assessment gap information, ongoing formative teaching judgements and pupil feedback.
The mathematics overviews for each year group show the teaching units for each area of mathematics and the suggested order and time scale for each unit. All curriculum content will be covered for each year group, however the order and time scale for each block may change at the teacher's discretion according to the specific cohort.
Year Group Overviews
Please click the links below to view overviews for each year group.
To view the DfE's curriculum for mathematics, please click the link below:
White Rose Maths (National Tuition Partner)
Available to identified children in Year 3 - Year 5, WRM’s tutors provide online tutoring using a variety of Teaching for Mastery methods in conjunction with White Rose Maths materials.
Third Space Learning (National Tuition Partner)
Currently available to 20 of our Year 6 pupils, Third Space Learning provides an online 1-to-1 maths intervention programme. In Year 6, our tuitions are delivered weekly by specialist maths tutors in an interactive classroom.
Times Tables Rock Stars
In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars is carefully implemented and utilise in year 2-6.
Access available: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/34141