At Loscoe Church of England Primary Schools, considerable importance is attached to the children achieving and understanding mathematical processes, concepts and skills.
We have recently introduced 'Power Maths' which develops the teaching of maths for mastery. Maths teaching for mastery rejects the idea that a large proportion of people 'just can't do maths'. All pupils are encouraged by the belief that by working hard at maths they can succeed.
There is a strong emphasis on whole-class interactive teaching, where the focus is on all pupils working together on the same lesson content at the same time. This ensures that all can master concepts before moving on to the next part of the curriculum sequence, allowing no pupil to be left behind.
Maths is taught through a daily Numeracy lesson which follows the principles of the Primary Numeracy Curriculum. Lesson design identifies the new mathematics that is to be taught, the key points, the difficult points and a carefully sequenced journey through the learning.
Significant time is spent developing deep knowledge of the key ideas that are needed to underpin future learning. The structure and connections within the mathematics are emphasised, so that pupils develop deep learning that can be sustained.
Key facts such as multiplication tables and addition facts within 10 are learnt to automaticity to avoid cognitive overload in the working memory and enable pupils to focus on new concepts.
On the unit overview for each year group you will see what they are learning about in each term.
Homework is set using the APP My Maths. This enables the teachers to set work according to the content they are studying in class . For additional support on mathematics please look at the calculation policy for each key stage where models and images linked to the 'Power Maths' scheme have been used to enhance support for parents.
We run parent workshops every year to support parents in helping their children learn at home.