As a core subject, Maths has a key role in our curriculum provision at Stockbridge. Fluency with number and confidence with calculations is at the heart of our Maths vision so that all children can apply their learning to real-life contexts and scenarios.
At Stockbridge, we follow the White Rose curriculum planning, ensuring that teaching is in small, manageable steps and builds on learning from previous topics and learning in order to ensure a secure understanding of key concepts. When introducing new concepts, we use the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to embed learning.
To support this, each class has their own Maths toolbox to collect their thinking, key ideas, patterns and methods. From Year R to Year 6, this includes using manipulatives, models and formal methods to build number fluency. Our Maths toolboxes then provide the mathematical tools that children can refer back to when solving problems and reasoning in a range of different practical contexts and real-life scenarios. Allowing all children to take ownership of their Maths learning and reflect on the most efficient strategies.
Alongside this, we use the Times Tables Rock Stars platform from Year 1 – to Year 6 to ensure confidence and recall with both multiplication and division facts. As a secure grounding in these essential skills is vital to excel as mathematicians.