Mathematics in Wootton Bassett Infants’ School delivers the National Curriculum Objectives for each year group. EYFS delivers the Early Learning Goals and Development Matters The primary aim is to deliver a curriculum that not only develops mathematical understanding but also develops and nurtures the love of maths. This is achieved by ensuring lessons are practical, purposeful, differentiated and fun. NCETM membership is encouraged for all class teachers. As a school we are on our journey of the Mastery approach as part of the Mobius Hub. Key Stage 1 teachers have been using their approach to mastery and their progression maps for all subjects from September 2020. We have introduced, Stem sentences, Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) and using manipulatives this academic year. EYFS uses Number Blocks and the NCETM planning to deliver number requirements. All EYFS staff have attended training for the new curriculum.
There is a wide range of resources within the school to support every area of the curriculum. Every classroom has a maths working wall or display which supports the children's thinking. Every class uses stem sentences to respond to mathematical questions, these are progressive across the school. The children answer questions in sentences not just giving a number or one word answer. The EYFS outdoor area has been beautifully designed to create an outdoor area of learning covering all areas of learning not just maths. Role play areas within the EYFS classroom have an element of maths in their structured play whether it is measuring, sorting, pattern making or shopping.