At Little Thurrock Primary School Mathematics is taught daily. We have high expectations for all our children and make lessons fun, interactive and relevant for all pupils.
The intent of our mathematics curriculum is to design a curriculum, which is accessible to all and will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. We deliver lessons that allow children to make connections across mathematical ideas and by the time they leave us we intend for them to be to fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, to be able to reason mathematically and to be competent in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.
We use a mastery approach to the teaching of mathematics; the CPA approach (Concrete, pictorial abstract) being fundamental to all teaching. To ensure whole consistency and progression, the school uses Inspire Maths scheme. This fosters deep conceptual and procedural knowledge and is supplemented with additional resourcing, planning and assessment from White Rose, Head Start and Third Space Learning, ensuring that the curriculum is varied and contains the breadth and depth of challenge required to develop able mathematicians. Teacher knowledge is enhanced by regular and on-going engagement with the National Maths Hubs programme.
Teachers reinforce an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in Mathematics. The large majority of children progress through the curriculum content at the same pace. Differentiation is achieved by emphasising deep knowledge and through individual support and intervention.