Maths at Crockham Hill:
Lead Teachers: Miss Campling and Mr Gosling
Link Governor: Ms L Ashley
‘Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology, and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.’ (National Curriculum, 2014)
At Crockham Hill, we strive for all our children to be confident and creative mathematicians. We aim to equip our children with the skills to have a secure understanding of mathematics, mathematical language and recognising its importance for communication and deeper thinking. We recognise that mathematics is fundamental to all aspects of life and with this in mind; we endeavour to ensure that our children are positive, enthusiastic and find enjoyment within the subject.
We follow the White Rose Curriculum for our maths teaching, inline with the 2014 National Curriculum, although this has been enhanced by NCTEM’s Teaching for Mastery Five Big Ideas. These are: coherence, representation, mathematical thinking, variation, and fluency. These big ideas allow children to be exposed to mathematical structures and patterns, that are being taught in small steps, that lead to generalisations of concepts and the ability to apply these to a range of contexts.
We also utilise a carefully sequenced ‘concrete, pictorial, and abstract’ (CPA) approach to learning all mathematical concepts. This approach allows all children to acquire a deep, long term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject.