Maths

We believe that children should have a deep understanding of maths and know how to apply it in different contexts. We want children to be able to use maths confidently in their every day life. 

The National Curriculum for maths aims to ensure all pupils:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of maths, including the varied and regular practice of increasingly complex problems over time.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, understanding relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • Solve problems by applying their maths to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, inclusing breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions. 

At Edgware we use White Rose, alongside progression documents from the National Excellence in Teaching Maths Guidance (DFE).

We believe in teaching knowledge and skills through a concrete to abstract approach. We pre-assess children's knowledge and understanding before teaching a topic and then use this as a starting point to plan. We assess afterwards to see if they have understood and can apply their learning to new situations. 

We provide children, where needed, with a range of resources to support their learning and understanding of a particular concept. 

We ensure children learn key vocabulary; mathematical talk is a key learning tool for all pupils. Where necessary, pre teaching key vocabulary is a driver for pupil understanding and develops confidence of pupils to explain mathematically and therefore consolidate and embed their conceptual understanding. 

We model learning and allow children to apply their knowledge to secure and deepen their understanding further. 

Alongside this we have started to use Maths Rock Stars to improve children's multiplication knoweldge. We also use the programme 'My Maths' to support children's learning at home and Maths Whizz/Mathletics to secure children's knowledge and understanding further. We provide a range of intervention for children who may need extra support. This includes: Precision teaching, basic skills maths groups and pre-teaching.