In Mathematics we intend to provide a curriculum that challenges and caters for the needs of all our children. We believe the knowledge, skills and understanding that children gain through mathematics will ensure that they are well prepared for the future. We want every child to develop a secure understanding and love of Mathematics which will equip them with the skills of calculation, reasoning and problem solving that they will need throughout their lives. Number and Calculation skills are at the forefront of the curriculum, as we believe that these are the areas of Maths which will best assist our children in the real-world. Alongside this we firmly believe that children need to be able to solve problems, and be able to understand how to apply what they know and understand about Maths in a range of different ways. We want to develop a child's ability to be resilient and financially responsible so that they can flourish in our community and beyond.
How mathematics looks at Kingsley
In the Foundation Stage, our children are provided with many exciting practical and “hands on” activities that take place indoors and outdoors to develop and improve their mathematical skills. The staff use their knowledge and expertise to plan for a high quality learning environment - which provides children with lots of opportunities to explore different aspects of number and shape, space and measures, develop their mathematical language and learn new concepts.
Throughout Key Stages 1 and 2 we follow the School Improvement Liverpool Scheme, supplemented by White Rose Maths and NCETM Mastery Documents to teach a broad and challenging Mathematics curriculum.
We incorporate challenge for all through varied and high quality activities with a focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Children are encouraged to explain their choice of methods and use mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain workings.
The impact of the teaching of Mathematics at Kingsley is that our children:
- develop a love of maths
- are competent in their age related basic skills and have improved their rapid recall of times table facts
- are confident resilient learners
- can use appropriate mathematical vocabulary to explain their reasoning in solving problems
- understand the importance of maths in other subjects and that it is an important skill for life.
- through pupil voice, show that they are enjoying being challenged in lessons.
The quality of teaching and learning in maths is assessed in a variety of ways at Kingsley including: learning walks, lesson observations, pupil interviews and book scrutiny.
Here at Kingsley we use a fun and exciting way to practise times tables in order to enhance rapid recall of time table facts. Pupils of Kingsley School from year 2 upwards will have been assigned a login and password for them to access the programme at home or in school. Once logged on to the programme children can compete against each other whilst also competing with pupils from nearby schools. Children are urged to compete against the clock in order to improve rapid recall of time tables.
Have fun…..don’t forget to keep track of your score and time.
Can you beat your time and score?