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Maths at Bucklesham

We take part in the Maths Challenge at Kesgrave High each year.

Intent - what do we want children to learn?

At Bucklesham we want our children to be confident and independent when tackling problem solving in maths as they are taught through whole class interactive teaching.  We want them to have a growth mindset and be willing to take risks and be able to talk about their maths using correct mathematical vocabulary.  We want them to be able to apply prior knowledge and skills across different topics and to be able to quickly recall facts, using what they know to work out what they don’t know. 

Confident and independent problem solvers 

We strive for children to be confident and actively engaged in all parts of the lesson and have a thirst for new mathematical learning.  They are actively involved at every point in the lesson and taught to independently represent their mathematical understanding using manipulatives and pictures to explain their learning. 

Growth Mindset 

We strive for children to have a growth mindset and be able to take risks and learn from their mistakes.  They are resilient and recognise and learn from their mistakes, believing in themselves to overcome challenges they face, knowing that with extra effort they will achieve their goal. 

Maths talk 

We strive for children to be articulate mathematicians; the ability to reason logically, explain, conjecture and prove their mathematical thinking using accurate mathematical vocabulary is central to the children’s learning, driven by our focus on talking across the curriculum. 

Recall and apply prior knowledge 

We strive for all children to become fluent mathematicians who can efficiently, accurately and flexibly recall additive and multiplicative facts and use these facts in a range of mathematical contexts. Procedural fluency and conceptual understanding are taught in tandem because each supports the development of the other. Through learning at school and at home, we strive for knowledge to be learnt to automaticity whilst also teaching children to be reflective and resilient, using what they know to help them with what they don’t know, yet!   

We want them to be mathematicians who make connections, using prior learning and skills across different topics. Our curriculum is planned so that children all move through the content at the same pace, in small steps both within and between lessons. We strive for children to be reflective, noticing patterns, including what is the same and what is different. 

Implementation - how are we going to achieve our intent?

At Bucklesham Primary School,  Maths is an integral part of the curriculum. It is explored in a variety of contexts across different subjects as well as in the daily maths lesson.  We use White Rose Maths to deliver the maths curriculum alongside other teacher resources.  Children from Year 2 prepare for the times table check in Year 4 by using 'Times Table Rockstars' logins at home and in school to improve their quick recall of multiplication and division facts.  We recognise the importance of knowing multiplicative and additive facts on becoming a good mathematician and being able to achieve fluency of facts.

Impact - what will it look like when we have achieved our implementation?

Please click on the links on the right to see the end of year expectations for each year group.

See the Assessment page to see our maths results from previous years.

Guidance and links for parents: