- Kingsmoor Lower School, Kingsmoor Close, Flitwick, Bedfordshire, MK45 1EY
Mathematics at Kingsmoor
It is our aim that children move on from Kingsmoor enthused and inspired by Maths, fluent in concepts taught and able to apply these skills across the curriculum. Children will develop skills in problem solving such as making generalisations and justifications in order to develop the essential reasoning skills they need beyond school.
At Kingsmoor, children study mathematics daily covering a broad and balanced mathematical curriculum, including elements of number, calculation, geometry, measures and statistics. We use a variety of resources including the White Rose Maths Scheme as well as other schemes/resources to ensure a full coverage of the curriculum.
We are also committed to help children develop and maintain fluency in both written and mental calculations. To this purpose, we also implement ‘Flashback Four’ activities into our lessons. In Key Stage 2, alongside daily maths sessions an additional 15 minutes a day is spent focusing on The Big Five (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions) to build fluency and precision in these areas and to think about numbers in a different way.
We aim for each child to be confident in each yearly objective and develop their ability to use this knowledge to develop a greater depth understanding to solve varied fluency problems as well as problem solving and reasoning questions.
At Kingsmoor we teach the Mathematics elements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Ladybirds and Rabbits (Nursery and Reception):
We teach the Mathematics National Curriculum from Year 1 -4.
Impact: All children are assessed in Maths, by their teachers, on a termly basis. Mrs. Seber then analyses the attainment and progress of the whole school in this area. This information informs future teaching and learning in Maths and also informs Pupil Progress Meetings between teaching staff to help identify children who may need extra support.
Children are formally teacher assessed in Maths at the end of Reception against the Early Learning Goals:
Children are also formally teacher assessed in Maths at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2):
At the end of Year 4, children will now participate in the Multiplication Tables Check in June: