When teaching mathematics at Bromet, we intend to provide a curriculum which caters for the needs of all individuals and sets them up with the necessary skills and knowledge for them to become successful in their future adventures. We aim to prepare them for a successful working life. We incorporate sustained levels of challenge through varied and high quality activities with a focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving. A wide range of mathematical resources are used and pupils are taught to show their workings in a concrete, pictorial and abstract form wherever suitable. We encourage resilience, adaptability and acceptance that struggle is often a necessary step in learning.
Every class from EYFS to Year 6 follows the White Rose scheme of learning which is based on the National Curriculum. In order to further develop the children’s fluency, reasoning and problem-solving, we practice reasoning which correlates to the White Rose lessons and further develops children’s understanding of a concept and the links between maths topics.
We implement our approach through high quality teaching delivering appropriately challenging work for all individuals. When children have grasped a concept using concrete equipment, images and diagrams are used (pictorial) prior to moving to abstract questions. Abstract maths relies on the children understanding a concept thoroughly and being able to use their knowledge and understanding to answer and solve maths without equipment or images.
Through discussion and feedback, children talk enthusiastically about their maths lessons and speak about how they love learning about maths. They can articulate the context in which maths is being taught and relate this to real life purposes.
"If I get stuck on a question I look at the working wall as that helps me. If I'm still stuck then I ask my partner." (Sparrow Class)
"My brain hurts by the end of the lesson; that's why I love maths." (Eagle class)
"My teacher always has challenges for me during Maths lessons." (Woodpecker class)
"I feel really prepared to go to secondary school. Bromet has helped me to become confident with my Maths skills." (Eagle class)