Maths at Eastrop
At Eastrop, we have high expectations for all of our children and believe that they can achieve highly and become confident and skilled mathematicians. We strive for all children to be curious about mathematics and to understand the importance of mathematics in their everyday lives. We make these links through a rich cross curricular approach. Seeing maths used in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Humanities and Sports. We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of mathematics in the wider world and that they are also able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts.
We work closely with schools in our partnership to ensure a seamless transition from one Key Stage to the next. Our programme of study is organised carefully so that children can build on their skills and knowledge. Children are equipped to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving problems. At Eastrop Infant School, our carefully planned curriculum provides children with the opportunity to apply their mathematical knowledge in all other subject areas.
Eastrop is part of the GLOW maths hub and we buy into the support of an external maths consultant, Liz Hopkins. We follow the Can-Do Maths approach written by Liz Hopkins and Steve Lomax which was introduced at Eastrop in October 2019.
Our maths leader is Mr. Mazonowicz. He works closely with Miss Alder, leader of mathematics at Southfield Junior School.
Our Maths Vision for Eastrop
In line with the aims of the National Curriculum for Mathematics, we aim to ensure that all children gain:
- a deep and sustainable learning in mathematics which they are able to apply to a range of contexts
- the ability to build on previous knowledge
- the ability to reason about a concept and make connections
- a sound procedural and conceptual understanding
- fluency with number
- an ability to solve complex problems by breaking them down into smaller steps and showing resilience
It is our intention that by the time the children leave Eastrop they will be naturally, confident and fluent mathematicians. They will be curious learners and eager to explore mathematical concepts and ask questions to find solutions to problems in both school and the wider world. We at Eastrop, want to enable all children to develop an intrinsic love of maths that will support them through their life journey.
Our programme of study is taught in manageable steps which allows pupils to progress through the curriculum at the same pace and also allows, where possible, children to make accelerated progress. Children revisit previously learned knowledge, concepts and procedures to make sure that their mathematical knowledge becomes deeply embedded, increasing their maths confidence. Those pupils behind age-related expectations are provided with the opportunities to learn the mathematical knowledge and skills that are necessary to keep up with their peers.
Knowledge organisers are used by the children to support the CPA approach (concrete, pictorial, abstract). This is used consistently to ensure that concepts are modelled to the children using multiple representations ensuring that they have a guide to refer to in order to support independence with their mathematical learning and development.
Please click this link to see our Year 1 Knowledge Organiser
Please click this link to see our Year 2 Knowledge Organiser
Our medium term overview
We are delighted to have joined the new CanDo Maths club initiative with our partnership school Southfield. This has been crafted for the 2019-20 academic year by Liz Hopkins and Steve Lomax.
Please click this link to read our medium term overview for maths across Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2).
Please click this link to read our medium term overview for maths in Reception.
Visual Progression Documents
We work closely in partnership with our feeder nurseries and Southfield Junior School.
Please click this link to see how we expect children's skills in addition and subtraction to progress
Please click this link to see how we expect children's skills in multiplication and division to progress
Please click this link to see how the children use the above visual concepts to develop there mathematical skills during each stage of there learning
This section sets out Early Years and Key Stage 1 (KS1) maths vocabulary under the new National Curriculum. The tables can be used to check pupils’ understanding of new vocabulary introduced from age two to seven.
The lists are intended as a guide as to what pupils should know, and are not exhaustive. Of course, key terms may be introduced earlier as a challenge for our learners, although it is also important to ensure that learning is ‘new’ and carries an ‘element of surprise’.
It is expected that key vocabulary is displayed on ‘Maths Learning Walls’ at appropriate times during the academic year, and is promoted through mathematical talk in lessons.
Please click this link for maths vocabulary
We work closely with our parents and carers to ensure we have a shared knowledge and approach for mathematics
Please click this link for the Parent Workshop Power Point and notes
Please click this link for the Parent Workshop modelling strategies notes
Please click this link for a list of Useful Websites and Apps