Maths at Newburn Manor
At Newburn Manor we follow a mastery approach to Mathematics. We use a carefully planned small-step based curriculum that allows all children to fully understand their learning behind each concept before moving on. Lessons are progressive and challenging for all which allows pupils to access fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Practical and visual resources are key to learning and are an important element of our teaching. Lessons are carefully crafted to use a concrete - pictorial - abstract approach using objectives from the National Curriculum document.
At Newburn Manor we aim to provide a stimulating environment that allows pupils to develop mathematically, enjoying their learning and reaching their full potential. We want pupils to have the opportunity to investigate in maths and be curious. Investigative opportunities will be interwoven into everyday mathematics lessons. Pupils will deepen their learning through applying skills and knowledge independently to a range of different contexts.
Newburn Manor Primary School have been working with the Great North Maths Hub, coordinated by NCETM for three years now. The Great North Maths Hub is part of a programme funded by the Department for Education to ensure excellent teaching in Mathematics. Our staff have been provided with some excellent opportunities through the Great North Maths Hub which have included working with a mastery specialist teacher alongside the sharing of good practice with other teachers.
At Newburn Manor Primary School we are using White Rose Maths Hub schemes of learning to support our planning.
The White Rose Maths Hub schemes of learning overviews:
- have number at their heart. A large proportion of time is spent reinforcing number tot build competency.
- Ensure teachers stay in the required key stage and support the ideal of depth before breadth.
- Ensure pupils have the opportunity to stay together as they work through the schemes as a whole group.
- Provide plenty of opportunities to build reasoning and problem solving elements into the curriculum.