At Towngate Primary Academy, we are committed to supporting all children develop themselves as competent mathematicans; we strive to embed the skills and processes necessary to enable children to use and apply their Maths learning in a variety of contexts.
Our curriculum provides opportunities for children to build a conceptual understanding of maths before applying their knowledge to everyday problems and challenges. At Towngate, children are exposed to the three layers of Maths: fluency, reasoning and problem solving, which enables pupils to see their learning as purposeful, relevant and exciting. Our approach to the teaching of mathematics develops children's ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. In order to develop the conceptual mathematic understanding of our learners, class teachers provide resources and manipulatives to follow a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to consolidate understanding of varied problems.
Abacus and White Rose Maths Hub
At Towngate, we recognise that in order for pupils to progress to deeper and more complex problems, children need to be confident and fluent across each yearly objective. To ensure consistent coverage across the academy, we use Abacus textbooks to provide age-appropriate fluency tasks for our pupils: in turn, practising key skills and allowing children be become confident when working on key strategies, calculations or methods. To ensure our pupils acquire a deeper understanding in their mathematical learning journey, we supplement our fluency resources by using the White Rose Maths Hub schemes of learning to support the teaching of mathematics.
Within the Maths hub schemes of learning, each National Curriculum objective is broken down into fluency, reasoning and problem solving; our teachers use the learning challenges to teach for mastery - an approach to extend and deepen the understanding of pupils within each year group. Our teaching staff use this document in conjunction with a range of high quality resources to support, stretch and challenge all learners within the classroom.
For further information about our Mathematics curriculum at Towngate Primary Academy, please find attached annual curriculum overviews for each year group, alongside our calculation policy.
Year 6 Mathematics
In preparation for our end of key stage 2 assessments, pupils can access the SATS organiser: this is full of a range of SATs questions for each area of the curriculum, along with video tutorials for how to answer each of these questions! Please see Miss Eke for more information and click the link below.