‘’At Greenholm, we want to nurture a life long passion for Numeracy.’’
Our Curriculum Intent:
We aim for children to leave Greenholm with a deep conceptual understanding of Numeracy by developing fluency, reasoning, problem-solving through a mastery curriculum and real-life contexts.
Our Curriculum Goals:
EYFS: In the Early Years Foundation stage children will begin to form the foundations of a solid understanding of the concept of number and shape, space and measure. By the end of the EYFS all children will be eager to explore and develop competency in using a range of strategies to solve number problems independently explain their process. Children will feel confident to use and apply skills learnt in numeracy throughout all areas of the curriculum. Children will develop a love of mathematics and become confident contextual problem solvers who lead their own learning.
Key Stage 1: By the end of Key Stage 1, our children will have built on their foundations from the Early Years Foundation Stage. They will develop their curiosity and fluency when working with numbers, shape, and measure and begin to confidently reason and problem solve in a range of different contexts. Our children will begin to use and apply their mathematical knowledge within numeracy, as well as the wider curriculum.
Key Stage 2: At Greenholm, our children will complete Key Stage 2 as lifelong learners with confidence, skills, deep knowledge and understanding of Numeracy to enable them to conquer complex real-world situations effectively and resiliently. They will have a passion, enjoyment, and intrigue surrounding Numeracy and be able to articulate themselves clearly, displaying the comprehensive foundations they have acquired and developed while at Greenholm.
In order to give all students a lifelong numerical foundation, mental strategies such as number bonds, multiplication tables, and other arithmetic skills will be provided in every lesson. Children will have the confidence to recall mental strategies with ease, speed, and efficiency.
At the heart of Numeracy, teaching is the Mastery approach, which includes pupils being taught through concrete, pictorial and abstract (CPA) methods. Alongside this, reasoning and problem-solving strategies are developed in order to deepen the understanding of all learners. Technical vocabulary has to be shared, modeled and explored, which will support their learning, particularly during cross-curricular challenges where children are required to apply their skills to real-life situations.
With parental involvement and homework, these mental maths and arithmetic strategies can be imbedded at home.
Inclusion Within Mastery
A typical numeracy lesson at Greenholm always starts with an interactive, purposeful warm-up to develop rapid recall facts as well as mental strategies. The main session is introduced with an anchor problem; engaging children by creating excitement for learning where challenges are provided through stimulating contexts. Through effective questioning, the teacher can then tailor the tasks to best support and challenge the children. A variety of tasks will be presented in different ways, where CPA methods are undertaken using practical equipment and written methods simultaneously.
Based on continuous assessment, children are given steps to help them address any gaps or provide further challenge, which maximizes progress. Skills are further consolidated, through cross-curricular links which strengthen the application of knowledge and provides a memorable context.
Schemes Of Work