Maths Curriculum Leads: Mrs E Williams and Miss E Brennan
Please download the Information to help you aid you child's understanding with the four operations of number from our Calculation Policy.
At Whitby Heath, we believe that Mathematics is best learnt through the children having a deep, conceptual understanding of a range of mathematical ideas. We challenge the children to make rich connections across distinct mathematical areas and to use their strong factual and procedural knowledge to help solve problems. By celebrating learning and through engaging challenges combined with the application of a concrete, pictorial and abstract teaching and learning approach, we inspire the children to increase their fluency in mathematics, to become increasingly sophisticated problem solvers and to reason effectively and effeciently, both in Mathematics and across the curriculum. We endeavour to develop each pupil individually and personally, to promote enthusiasm, confidence and enjoyment of Mathematics itself.
We have adopted the White Rose Maths Hub long term approach to Maths. The WRMH planning is a national project designed to provide schools with the most up to date processes and procedures in Mathematics teaching and learning. We also supplement the White Rose planning with the use of Power Maths resources.
At Whitby Heath, we are working hard within the teaching of Maths. Our aim is to develop a culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in Maths across the whole of our school – a culture that produces strong, secure Mathematics within each year group. By building confidence, resilience and a passion for Maths, we show all children that Maths is an exciting adventure that everyone can enjoy, value and master!
Please find below the White Rose National Curriculum Progression in Maths document that we use in the planning, teaching and delivery of Mathematics within our school.
White Rose is used in each year group from EYFS to Year 6. Click on the links below to find the schemes of learning for the EYFS and KS1/KS2.
The children at Whitby Heath are encouraged to practice their Maths skills using the online programme 'Mathletics'. Each week the classes and child with the highest score receive a certificate. The children are able to earn Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates as they work through the programme and earn points.
From Year 2, the children take part in the Whitby Heath's own 'Times Table Challenge' where they are encouraged to learn and use thier times table facts. As they achieve each level of the challenge they earn awards. The class with the most points each week gain extra Golden Time on a Friday. The children also have the use of Times Table Rockstars to aid in their times tables learning.