At Whitings Hill, we follow a mastery curriculum. We use a range of resources to support the teaching of Maths, including White Rose Maths, NCETM and Deepening Understanding.
The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all children:
In our Maths lessons, we will use concrete materials to help us to develop a conceptual understanding of different areas of the curriculum, for example Numicon and place value counters. Once we are confident, we move onto drawing pictorial representations then will look at abstract methods.
It is important that our children develop a positive attitude towards mathematics with a competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills. We aim to achieve fluency in number through varied and frequent practice of key number facts and by providing regular opportunities for children to apply their knowledge of facts rapidly and accurately. With this in mind, we have organised our maths challenges: Rocket Maths for the younger children and Times Table Challenge for the older ones.
From years 2-6 we also use Times Table Rock Stars to help us to improve our times table knowledge.
Twice a year, we have a TTRS league with classes competing to win a rock star party.
We also have are 'Ultimate Times Table Championship' termly. This involves our ten fastest TTRS children battling against our 100 club top ten.