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. National Centre for Excellence in Teaching of Mathematics (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.
We held a Maths Workshop for parents to help parents and carer with their understanding of how we teach Maths in school. You can find it here Maths Presentation to Parents - November 2022
In September 2022, we have introduced the Mastering Number Programme from the NCETM across every year group.
This project aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1 and 2. The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. Attention will be given and a confidence and flexibility with number. Attention will be given to key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression though KS1 to support success in the future.
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.