At Pooles Park we follow the White Rose Maths schemes of learning. These schemes provide teachers with exemplification for maths objectives and are broken down into fluency, reasoning and problem solving, key aims of the National Curriculum. They support a mastery approach to teaching and learning and have number at their heart. They ensure teachers stay in the required key stage and support the ideal of depth before breadth.
Maths teaching and learning includes learning how to solve problems involving the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Importance is put onto the learning of number facts including number bonds and times tables facts in order to access such problems efficiently. Other number work includes understanding and using the place value system, understanding and manipulating fractions, negative numbers and algebra.
Maths teaching and learning also includes learning about and exploring shape, space and measure as well as interpreting data including reading and constructing charts and graphs.
A big emphasis is given to mathematical reasoning across the different areas of learning in maths. Planned opportunities for regular problem solving are a key element of maths teaching and learning at Pooles Park.
If you have a child in Year 4, please follow this link to find out more about the multiplication times tables check: