Maths Overview

Mathematics

Our Maths Co-ordinator is Mrs Julie Kelly

The purpose of Mathematics in the National Curriculum is to provide children with a foundation for understanding the world and to have the ability to reason mathematically. Our Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, reason mathematically and can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of situations.

At Amble Links First School, Maths is taught on a daily basis from Year 1 to Year 4. Pupils in Y1-Y4 also complete daily independent maths challenges using differentiated Schofield and Sims books.

Maths in KS1 and KS2 is taught using White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning to give us a clear progression to follow in case a blended learning approach is needed.  Every lesson includes opportunities for the children to deepen their understanding of the concept being taught through reasoning and problem solving challenges. Arithmetic and Reasoning in all year groups consists of number and place value; addition and subtraction; multiplication and division; and fractions.

Across Early Years, all children have access to a maths rich environment both indoors and outdoors. Opportunities of problem solving are addressed in our day-to-day routines. 

As part of the Early Years curriculum, the children in Nursery are regularly accessing maths activities within the environment linked to number, shape, space and measure.

In Reception, children are also following White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning which allows for a blended learning approach if needed. The schemes of learning provide opportunities for enhancements to areas of learning. Adult led activities are set according to individual needs. Evidence of children's learning both adult led and independent are shared with parents via Tapestry.

Yearly overviews of maths teaching objectives for Years 1 to 4 are available to download below.

Our Maths Calculation Policy provides further information about our approaches to teaching mathematics through concrete, pictorial and abstract methods.

Click here to view the full National Curriculum Programme of Study that we follow for Mathematics.

DoodleMaths
At Amble Links, each child from Reception to Year 4, has access to DoodleMaths to raise confidence and attainment. DoodleMaths continually assesses the children's strengths and weaknesses against every age-related expectation (ARE) in the National Curriculum, identifying gaps in their knowledge and assigning work that is just at the right level.
DoodleMaths is primarily used as a homework tool although we encourage the children to access DoodleMaths daily as a 'little and often' approach will build their confidence and attainment. The children's activity on DoodleMaths is closely monitored by the class teacher. If needed, additional extras are assigned to a whole class or to specific children. This can be used to support any areas of weakness or supplement learning from whole class Maths lessons.