At Fleet our aims are to ensure consistency and progression in maths teaching, and enjoyment and achievement in maths learning throughout the whole school. In line with the National Curriculum, we plan and deliver sequences of lessons to cover all key areas of Maths, with a great deal of focus on number, mental maths and calculation skills. We prioritise daily teaching of maths across all year groups and endeavour to relate the subject as much as possible to real life situations and our class topics. Most importantly, we aim to engage children in the subject so that they leave Fleet as confident and secure mathematicians.
Maths is a core strand of the EYFS curriculum and daily focus Maths activities are provided for the children in both Nursery and Reception. We aim to expose the children to number and the language of Maths in order to develop a strong foundation for Key Stage 1.
Maths is taught daily throughout Key Stage 1, either through a carpet session and games, or a more formal activity. In Year 1 the children are currently following a ‘Maths Mastery’ program as we explore how this approach can benefit the school. The emphasis is on depth of understanding rather than breadth. This is developed further in Year 2 as the children secure their mental maths strategies in order to develop formal methods for calculation as well as focussing on memorising key number facts.
In Key Stage 2 there are at least four substantial Maths lessons a week with an additional shorter mental maths session. Methods for formal written calculation are developed and the children begin to apply their understanding of number to the context of fractions, decimals and percentages. Problem solving and reasoning skills are at the forefront of our teaching and the children utilise their skills in a range of contexts.
'Fleet Facts' are what we call the learning of time number facts and timetables here at Fleet. These have a sequence to them and children work their way through the different stages. Class teachers will check with the children each week to see if they are ready for the next 'stage' in the Fleet Facts journey. The Fleet Facts Tracker shows the order the different facts are learnt in, supporting the building on prior knowledge. A copy of this document will be inside your child's learning journal.
Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics.
Develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly.
To reason and problem solve by applying mathematics to a variety of increasingly complex problems.
To build upon children’s knowledge and understanding from year 1 to year 6.
To develop resilience that enables all children to reason and problem solve with increased confidence.
Daily maths lessons include fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
Teachers reinforce an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in Maths.
Lessons are differentiated to ensure there is appropriate challenge for all learners.
Concrete manipulatives and pictorial representations are used to support conceptual understanding and to make links across topics.
Children are individually assessed for rapid recall of number bonds (KS1) and times tables (Years 2-6).
Children are summatively assessed on a termly basis.
Teachers use precise questioning in class to test conceptual and procedural knowledge and assess children regularly to identify those requiring support, so that all children keep up.
Children are taught through differentiated small group and mixed ability whole class lessons.
Practice and consolidation play a central role. Carefully designed variation with this builds fluency and understanding of underlying mathematical concepts.
Daily ‘Fab Four’ warm-up at beginning of Maths lessons. Four questions that revisit concepts already learnt.
Home learning is set to develop and review children’s learning.
Fleet has a supportive ethos and our approaches support the children in developing their collaborative and independent skills. Regular and ongoing assessment informs teaching, as well as intervention, to support and enable the success of each child. Well planned sequences of learning support children to develop and refine their maths skills. Subsequently, children are able to independently apply their knowledge to a range of increasingly complex problems.
fleet Facts tracker
RECEPTION - MATHS - MUST KNOW FACTS
RECEPTION - MATHS - GUIDE FOR PARENTS
YEAR 1 - MATHS - MUST KNOW FACTS
YEAR 1 - MATHS - GUIDE FOR PARENTS
YEAR 2 - MATHS - MUST KNOW FACTS
YEAR 2 - MATHS - GUIDE FOR PARENTS
YEAR 3 - MATHS - MUST KNOW FACTS
YEAR 3 - MATHS - GUIDE FOR PARENTS
YEAR 4 - MATHS - MUST KNOW FACTS
YEAR 4 - MATHS - GUIDE FOR PARENTS
YEAR 5 - MATHS - MUST KNOW FACTS
YEAR 5 - MATHS - GUIDE FOR PARENTS
YEAR 6 - MATHS - MUST KNOW FACTS
YEAR 6 - MATHS - GUIDE FOR PARENTS