Mathematics is essential in everyday life and with this in mind, the intent for Maths here at Sundridge & Brasted C of E Primary School is to maximise the progress and attainment of every pupil, ensuring that every child flourishes and shines. All children are challenged and encouraged to excel in Maths. New mathematical concepts are introduced using a ‘Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract’ approach; enabling all children to experience ‘hands-on’ learning when discovering new mathematical topics.
By making meaningful connections across mathematical concepts, we ensure that children will develop fluency, mathematical reasoning, be able to work systematically and accurately and have competency in solving increasingly more complex mathematical problems. Arithmetic and basic maths skills are practised daily in a variety of creative ways to taking in to account the child’s individuality.
As our pupils progress, we ensure they have an appreciation of the power of mathematics, and a sense of curiosity about the subject linking strongly with our school values.
At Sundridge & Brasted, we use the NCETM Ready to Progress Mastery PowerPoints to plan and deliver our maths lessons.
These PowerPoints include links to relevant resources and pupil-facing activities. They are ideal to be used with small groups of pupils to review, practise, and consolidate learning. The five-minute video at the foot of this page demonstrates this in more detail.
The pupil activities are intended to stimulate interaction and discussion. We suggest you use them flexibly and are guided by pupil response, repeating activities where pupils lack confidence. The ready-to-progress criteria are intended as goals for the end of the year. When used at the start of a year, you might want to use the materials from the previous year group. If you are teaching Year 4 for example, the Year 3 materials are used to review, practice and consolidate learning from the previous year.
As a member of the Kent and Medway Maths Hub we work with other professionals across the region to: