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 White Rose planning guides and resources. Maths lessons begin with fluency tasks in order to keep concepts simmering- going over concepts learnt in the previous lesson, previous week, previous term and previous year.
Whilst we use the White Rose planning and resources- we adapt medium term plans according to cohort needs.
As a member of the Kent and Medway Maths Hub we work with other professionals across the region to: