Maths

At Burton Green Primary School we know that a high quality Mathematics education introduces children to concepts, skills and thinking strategies that are essential in everyday life and support learning across the curriculum. The language of mathematics is international and the basic skills of mathematics are vital for the life opportunities of our children. Our aim is to follow a mastery approach to teaching to promote fluency, develop reasoning and secure problem solving skills.

At Burton Green Primary School, our Mathematics Curriculum has been developed to ensure every child can achieve excellence in mathematics. Children can experience a sense of awe and wonder as they solve a problem for the first time, discover different solutions and make links between different areas of mathematics. It provides pupils with a deep understanding of the subject through a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. This ensures pupils fully understand what they are learning.

Key features of our Maths Curriculum:

  • High expectations for every child: All our children have the opportunity to develop mastery through a wide range of learning opportunities.
  • To foster positive attitudes: children develop a ‘can do’ attitude surrounded in fascination and excitement of discovery through the teaching and learning of mathematical concepts.
  • Number sense and place value come first: we ensure that all children have access to their age related learning and that the whole curriculum is used to develop and promote Mathematical skill.
  • Resources to support: Concrete and pictorial resources are used to help children develop a strong foundation of concrete experience, which then allows them to think in the abstract.
  • Mathematical thinking and problem solving is central. ·
  • Being able to calculate with confidence and having an understanding of why it works.
  • Opportunities for both independent and collaborative learning.
  • Multitude of opportunities for mathematics throughout the curriculum: We broaden children’s knowledge and understanding of how mathematics is used in the wider world by making rich and varied real life connections.

Through our maths vision, we are passionate and fully committed to developing a balance between the children’s procedural fluency and a conceptual understanding.

At Burton Green we strongly believe in supporting our pupils to become Mathematicians for life.

This year (2021 – 2022) to further support all our pupils to make excellent progress, after the impact of the COVID pandemic, our yearly overview is a working document and subject to change across the year in line with the needs of our pupils.

Check out our amazing Maths activities!

This week in maths we have been exploring 1, 2, 3! We subitised using our favourite ‘Anno’s Counting Book’ and looked carefully at all the ways we could see different amounts! Later we chose to draw our own pages from the story…can you see all the ways we made 2? #BGMaths 🦔

In maths this week we’re exploring repeating patterns, look at the patterns we made at Forest School today! #BGForestSchool #BGMaths

We saw such amazing mathematical exploration today! A group of children were working together to make a number line using different representations of number. How incredible! #BGMaths 🦔

We are getting SO GOOD at being independent in maths and having a go before asking for help! #BGMaths

We've been representing 2 digit numbers using different equipment including bead strings #BGmaths

This morning we worked hard in maths to write numerals and represent them with objects in our classroom and outside area 🌞👌#BGMaths

Mathematising always! The 5 little ducks led to so much early mathematical enquiry, from 3 to 5 years old! Exploring counting, subtraction, addition, number bonds, doubling, problem solving… #BGMaths @BG_FoxCubs 🦔🦊

Amazing independent maths found in the classroom! This Hedgehog has been using lots of the methods we’ve been exploring to make number bonds to 10! #BGMaths 🦔

We saw fantastic independent subtraction in provision today! These Hedgehogs love a challenge and used a ten frame and dice to work out subtraction sums, then they rolled two dice and added them together to make even bigger numbers to subtract! #BGMaths 🦔

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