Mathematics

The mathematics curriculum at Charnock Hall Primary Academy is supported through a developed framework. Maths is taught in mixed ability groups, which are based upon their registered classes. The curriculum is modified to suit the needs of the individuals, dependent on their age and ability. At CHPA it is important that we provide a personalised mathematics curriculum to ensure that every child has the opportunity to continuously progress, throughout their educational journey.

As a school, we are currently taking a ‘mastery approach’ towards mathematics teaching. Supported by the NCETM – Developing Mastery in Mathematics Document (2014), certain principles and features characterise this approach:

  • Teachers reinforce an expectation that all pupils are capable of achieving high standards in mathematics.
  • The large majority of pupils progress through the curriculum content at the same pace. Differentiation is achieved by emphasising deep knowledge and through individual support and intervention.
  • Teaching is underpinned by methodical curriculum design and supported by carefully crafted lessons and resources to foster deep conceptual and procedural knowledge.
  • Practice and consolidation play a central role. Carefully designed variation within this builds fluency and understanding of underlying mathematical concepts in tandem.
  • Teachers use precise questioning in class to test conceptual and procedural knowledge, and assess pupils regularly to identify those requiring intervention so that all pupils keep up. 

The intention of these approaches is to provide all pupils with full access to the curriculum, enabling them to achieve confidence and competence – ‘mastery’ – in mathematics, rather than many failing to develop the maths skills they need for the future (to read more about the key features of the mastery approach, please see attached document).

Power Maths

As of January 2019, CHPA are using a Department for Education (DfE) recommended scheme of work, Power Maths. This will ensure that the mastery approach is carried out consistently through all year groups, which will benefit pupil understanding across the mathematics curriculum. Power Maths is an exciting, unique mastery approach that works for every child. Power Maths is:

  • Created by leading educational experts from the UK and China.
  • An exciting growth mindset and problem solving approach that helps stimulate a curiosity and excitement for maths.
  • Developed alongside teachers to guarantee that Power Maths meets all the specific needs of children involved.
  • An enhanced approach that cleverly combines interactive teaching tools, rich and quality textbooks and lesson material.
  • Perfectly aligned to the White Rose Maths progressions and schemes of learning, so children can access other resources to benefit their learning.

Power Maths ensures that the key concepts and areas of the mathematics curriculum are covered. This is achieved through interactive teaching tools, rich and quality textbooks and lesson materials. As teachers, we ensure that this is consistently delivered, so that your child’s knowledge grows overtime and they are able to maths successfully to real life examples.Should you have any further questions, please visit speak to your child’s class teacher or follow the link to Power Maths – .https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/power-maths/

Times Table Rockstars

TT Rockstars is an online and paper game – based system that allows pupils to enhance their multiplication skills. Class teachers can set pupils activities online to complete at home or at CHPA and pupils can earn points for completing activities. This will reward pupils with points that they can use to unlock items and they can also earn certificates that can be printed and sent home to recognise their achievements.

Every pupils is provided with a login and password, to enable them to access the TT Rockstars system via PC, laptop, tablet by following this link https://play.ttrockstars.com/

An app can also be downloaded onto tablet or mobile phone vie the following links

Apple – https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/times-tables-rock-stars/id973811326

Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ttrockstars.app&hl=en_GB

Go and earn some coins and strive to be at the top of the leaderboard! 

Good luck and enjoy your maths!

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