It is our goal at Ferryhill Station Primary School for children to become confident mathematicians of the world by the time they leave our care. It is our goal to provide them with the tools and with the knowledge so that they have a curiosity for maths that goes beyond the classroom and into their everyday lives. We want them to reason and to justify why things happen, and use this to explore in a more confident way.
We have designed a curriculum, therefore, that allows the children to secure and develop these skills. Each lesson focuses on a fluency skill, which is looked at in different ways (with equipment, real life scenarios, partner work), and then they are set a number of reasoning and problem solving tasks to further imbed these principles.
To compliment this approach, teachers work closely with the maths lead (Mr Leake) to make sure subject knowledge and delivery is secure. The school works with the Maths Hub and uses many resources to enrich the curriculum (White Rose, Classroom Secrets, Busy Ant Maths, NCETM, NRICH, Carmel Archimedes). The curriculum has been designed by using the NCETM spines in order to make the steps for each learning sequence small and manageable. Each week the teachers deliver a teaching point using these small steps and compliment these with resources from White Rose. Pupils are extended using differentiated tasks and questioning.
Come back soon to see how we're mastering the maths curriculum this year!