At the Oaks Primary School, we ensure that the three aims of the curriculum are achieved by all pupils to prepare them for their future life. We want the children to:
- become fluent in the basic skills of Mathematics including mental fluency
- reason mathematically by spotting patterns and relationships, making connections and generalisations, explaining their reasoning by developing and justifying their hypotheses and findings using appropriate mathematical language and vocabulary
- solve a variety of problems of different degrees of sophistication
To support the development of fluency, we have introduced the extremely popular Times Tables Terminator competition which takes place every Friday morning during Celebration Assembly. KS1 terminators compete against each other to solve number bonds questions and KS2 terminators compete against each other to solve times tables questions.
We also make sure that children reason around number bonds and time tables for 15 min every afternoon and that they solve a variety of fluency questions through Intelligent Practice.
We created our Calculation policy and we use the White Rose Mastery planning in every year group from Reception to Year 6 together with the NCETM Mastery and Greater Depth Documents and the NCETM Progression Maps in Reasoning.
To track pupils’ progress, we assess the children termly using the White Rose Arithmetic and Reasoning tests.
The Oaks Primary School Calculation policy:
White Rose Mastery planning:
NCETM Mastery and Greater Depth documents:
NCETM Progression Maps in Reasoning:
For Greater Depth problems: NRICH