Maths Curriculum Statement
At The Crescent Primary School, we believe that maths teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing a child's ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. In years 1 to 6 we use our Long-Term Plans and Medium-Term Plans to plan domains. We use the Ready to Progress documents along with a range of additional resources and materials to teach maths across the school, and there is particular focus on children learning times tables and number bonds, acquiring the correct mathematical vocabulary and using maths to solve problems in a variety of contexts. Pupils are given the opportunity to explain, reflect on and extend their learning during each lesson.
At The Crescent Primary School we aim to give equal access and entitlement to the mathematics curriculum for all children. We teach mathematics to all children, whatever their ability. It is part of the school curriculum policy to provide a broad and balanced education to all children. We provide learning opportunities that are matched to the needs of children with learning difficulties. Work in mathematics takes into account the targets set for individual children in their Personalised Learning Plans (PLPs). Appropriate provision will be made for the S.E.N.D and the more able pupils and there will be equal access for all children regardless of gender, race and ability. Positive attitudes towards maths are encouraged, so that all pupils, regardless of race, gender, ability or special needs, including those for whom English is a second language, develop an enjoyment and confidence with mathematics. The aim is to ensure that everyone makes progress and gains positively from lessons and to plan inclusive lessons. Lessons involving lots of visual, aural and kinaesthetic elements will benefit all pupils including those for whom English is an additional language (EAL). Differentiated questions are used in lessons to help pupils and planned support from teaching assistants and other adults.