Mr N Loftus - Maths Subject Leader
At Eccleston Lane Ends Primary School, through high quality teaching and learning, it is our intention to support pupils in developing fluency in the fundamentals of maths. We strive to develop their conceptual understanding and increase the ability to recall their knowledge rapidly when solving mathematical problems. It is our aim for all of our pupils to reason mathematically through lines of enquiry, using generalisation, finding relationships and to provide sound reasoning through mathematical language.
Children explore mathematical concepts from the moment they enter Eccleston Lane Ends Primary School. Our curriculum design ensures children will be given the opportunity to develop clear, logical and flexible approaches to activities and enquiry-based problems related, whenever possible, to real life situations in the world beyond our school. We believe that Maths is fundamental in helping children make sense of the numbers, patterns and shapes they see in the world around them, it offers ways of handling data in an increasingly digital world and makes a crucial contribution to their development as successful learners. This is achieved through a strong emphasis on teaching mental arithmetic skills, calculation strategies and on children having a sound knowledge of the number system, number bonds and multiplication tables. We aim to achieve this by delivering high quality Maths using White Rose strategies from EYFS to Year 6 and using elements of the scheme alongside other high-quality resources in Year 6.
The impact of our curriculum is that by the end of each year, the vast majority of pupils have sustained mastery of the content, that is, they remember it all and are fluent in it as well as some pupils having a greater depth of understanding. We track carefully to ensure pupils are on track to reach expectations of our curriculum.
The impact measure of achieving our school aims in the widest sense is very important. By ensuring that pupils develop effectively into well-rounded individuals who embody our values, have a thirst for learning and are well-prepared for the next stage of their education. In turn, they become valuable future citizens as the desired impact and a result of an outstanding educational offer at Eccleston Lane Ends.
Click the maths button to view the 'Mathematics Program of Study KS1 and KS2.