In Maths we use digits to problem solve.
Our Maths curriculum design is based on the White Rose schemes of work. The long and medium term plans provided by White Rose have been adapted and rearranged in order to suit the needs of the children in our school. Class teachers design short term planning with resources taken from a variety of sources or, if more appropriate, produced internally. Maths lessons are designed to provide children with numerous opportunities to discuss and explain their learning, alongside completing fluency questions and questions that enable the children to reason and problem solve. Discussion in Maths is of paramount importance and we believe that providing children with these opportunities helps to embed their understanding of mathematical concepts.
We believe that focusing on the times tables is key to unlocking the curriculum in UKS2. Using a mastery approach, years 2, 3 and 4 will spend an extended amount of time focusing on and learning each times table. As well as this, children are expected to access at least 20 minutes of Times Tables Rock Stars a week which is tailored to their ability. Our aim is that all children are fluent and have great recall in all times tables by the end of year 4. In Year 1 children have a short, focused session where they explore the composition of numbers up to 20 practically to help develop their proficiency.
What our pupils say about Maths at Oakhill
"I love working hard to solve challenging problems!"
"We get to use lots of equipment to help us learn."
"I love learning my times tables!"