To ensure Highfields meets the increased expectations of the National Curriculum we plan using the White Rose Maths Scheme, which ensures conceptual understanding and mathematical fluency from the start. It provides pupils with a consistently structured yet fun approach to maths and will enable teachers to deliver an exciting and inspiring curriculum.
Maths Intent Statement
Special Educational Needs Disability (SEND) / Pupil Premium / Higher Attainers
At Highfields, we believe that all pupils can and should receive their entitlement to mathematics within the White Rose curriculum. Those working towards expectations will work on the same tasks but may need greater support and may not complete all levels of an activity. Where possible, pupils will be supported through paired and group work. Questions posed within lessons provide opportunities for all pupils to be able to contribute. From a common starting point for each activity, pupils are led through the unit, progressing as far as they can with each structured task. This provides informal differentiation, as some will be able to get further than others.
Pupils working above expectations are expected to undertake activities with greater independence and to be provided with some opportunities to demonstrate their initiative and make choices on how they learn and can communicate their knowledge. Those working above expectations may be challenged through open ended activities such as provided by NRICH.
Maths Progression Grids
What do OFSTED say about Highfields?
In 2015 Ofsted found that: “Mathematics is taught well. Teachers provide many opportunities for pupils to master their skills when working individually or in small groups.”