The teaching and learning of mathematics at Widden is a core part of our curriculum. We aim to provide inspiring, practical, relevant and exciting learning opportunities in our maths lessons and promote maths in the wider creative curriculum.
We deliver a bespoke mathematical programme which is tailored to the individual children of each class and is based on the overview provided by the GLOW maths regional excellence hub. We believe that our teaching and learning should be ‘Widdenised’ and this ensures that the content is both challenging yet achievable for all of our children.
In order to ensure that we maintain a high degree of similarity in teaching methods and strategies the class teachers work from a whole school calculation policy and a whole school reasoning policy; both policies form the basis of the Widden Mathematics Strategy, which is available to download below.
We understand the need to use a broad and rich mathematical vocabulary and therefore we use a wide range of resources, schemes of work and programmes of study to support the teaching of mathematics. These include, but are not limited to, GLOW maths, Kangaroo maths, Maths No Problem, Maths Makes Sense, and White Rose Maths Hub.
Furthermore, there are many extra opportunities for children to enjoy and explore mathematics outside of the classroom at Widden. These include practical topic lessons, highly able maths groups, maths workshops and our extra-curricular mathematics clubs.
We are passionate about mathematics here at Widden and our primary aim is to continue to develop teaching to further enhance the excellent progress our children make.
If you would like to discuss mathematics at Widden please speak to Lisa Smith (KS1 maths lead) and Kurt Doyle (KS2 maths lead).