Curriculum Maths

Maths Curriculum

Welcome to our Maths curriculum

How maths is taught at Kingsway Primary School

At Kingsway Primary School we follow the Mastery of Maths approach. A mathematical concept or skill has been mastered when a child can represent it in multiple ways, has the mathematical language to communicate related ideas, and can demonstrate deep understanding through rich and complex problem-solving.

Our Maths teaching focuses on two daily taught sessions; Mastery Maths and Maths Fluency.

The Mastery Maths lesson lasts for 45 minutes and follows the pattern:

Teach it -> Do it -> Secure it -> Deepen it.

The ‘Teach it’ is the teachers input of the days new key learning point. All children are included during the ‘Teach it’ and there is plenty of opportunity for partner talk and the use of probing questions. The children then move to a short ‘Do it’ task that allows them to demonstrate their understanding of the key learning point. The ‘Secure it’ task will further develop the children’s understanding by looking at ‘What it’s Not’ and applying their knowledge to reason. Finally, there is a ‘Deepen it’ task where the children will apply their understanding to investigate an open-ended challenge related to the key learning point.

Each afternoon a Maths Fluency session, typically lasting 20-30 minutes dependent on Key Stage, takes place which enables the children to have deliberate practice of the key skills. These include routine focus on number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions and opportunities to revisit other areas of Maths that require additional practice.