Mathematics Learning at Watergate

Aims:-

The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics
  • Reason mathematically
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems.

Watergate School upholds the aims of the national curriculum and plans to provide mathematical experiences that:

  • Uphold and develop the principle of the Early Years Foundation Stage of learning through play
  • Provide mathematical experiences in cross-curricular activities
  • Are presented as part of a multi-sensory approach
  • Equip pupils to become confident to use mathematics in practical everyday situations which provide the foundations on which to develop future life skills,

Purpose of study

Mathematics is essential to every day life, opening up pathways in to other disciplines including science, technology and engineering. It is necessary for functional numeracy skills and future employment. All mathematical opportunities in areas such as shape, space and measure, numeracy and using and handling data serve to create for all pupils an understanding of the world. Mathematical experiences form the basis of everyday life.

As all pupils have severe learning difficulties, it is expected that all will move through the programme of study at an individual pace. The progress of pupils is monitored regularly and opportunities to progress to the next stage are available, as well as opportunities to consolidate emerging concepts.

Mathematics Learning at Watergate

It is expected that classes will teach at least 20 sessions in each strand of Mathematics learning across each half term (60 sessions per half term).  These are taught in daily Mathematic sessions that run during the first session of the morning 9.15/30- 10/10.15 FS and KS1,  9.15- 10.15/30 KS2.  Class teachers organise planning for their class  to ensure all elements of the Maths curriculum are covered.

Additionally across the school day opportunities for Mathematical learning are ongoing in a range of practical and everyday learning activities.  Pupils’ have individual targets that are focused on within IEPs.  All pupils are provided with enriched learning opportunities to encounter and learn from within a cross –curricula approach.

Numbers as labels and for counting -20 sessions

Calculation, Understanding Changes & relationships – 20 sessions

Space shape & Measures – 20 sessions

Note Opportunities to develop ‘Using and applying Mathematics’ occurs across all strands

Ongoing across each term:-

  Numbers as labels and for counting Calculation, Understanding Changes & relationships Space shape & Measures
KS1 Numbers aslabels and for

counting

 

CalculationUnderstanding Changes & relationships

 

Calculation

Understanding Changes & relationships

EXCHANGING OBJECTS

and HANDLING MONEY

 

SHAPE & PATTERN 

CAPACITY and WEIGHT

 

DIRECTION and POSITION

 

LENGTH

 

TIME

 

KS2 Numbers aslabels and for

counting

 

Data Handling  MONEY 

Data Handling

As above  and PATTERN
Early Years Foundation stage Number, labelling and counting   Space and ShapeMeasure

 

Two year Unit of Study focus overview – Mathematics

The school follows a two year cycle of Units of Study/ topics.  The teaching of the Maths Curriculum is ongoing and continuous, but some themes lend themselves to a more discrete focus where appropriate.

For example:-

theme EYFS KS1 LKS2 UKS2
Travel and Transport 

 

Numbers for counting and as labelsMeasure

space

 

 

 

sequences – red car/blue car etcnumbers as labels

numbers for counting

Tally charts and pictograms.Numbers for labels and for counting

Measure / calculation

Tally charts – traffic surveysVenn diagrams  – transport/ food/ animal

HANDLING DATA

Numbers for labels and for counting

Measure/ calculation

Food 

 

exchanging coins for item play/song/shops Money / exchanging and using – practical and role playchanging shape – dough etc MoneyFractions

weighing

sequence of recipes

calculation

Moneyfractions

weighing

calculation

Caring for our World 

 

Numbers for countingSpace and shape Space and shapeNumbers as labels for counting

Measure

before/after chartspattern- year/term water/sand – capacity 

 

 

theme EYFS KS1 LKS2 UKS2
Light, Sound, Electricity 

 

Coloursmeasure ColoursShape and pattern MeasureTime

Shape and pattern

Tally charts – favourite colours/ soundsMeasure

HANDLING DATA

Where We Live (houses, clothes, weather and environment)

 

 

 

Space, shape and measureNumbers as labels

Numbers for counting

Shape and measureCalculation

Numbers as labels for counting

measure

repeated patternsdirection and position Tally chart – types of homes pupils live inDirection and position

tessellation

Myself and the Animal Kingdom 

 

 

Space shape and measureNumbers for counting Numbers as labels for countingSpace and shape

Measure

 

big /smallclassification charts – link Sc

calculation

measure

 

Pictograms/ bar charts – descriptions eg eye colour, long hair etc.HANDLING DATA

Venn diagram’s  – transport/ food/ animal

School Times

School Day

Mon-Fri 9.15am to 3:30pm,

 

Early years / Infants Lunchtime 11.45am -12.30pm

Juniors Lunchtime 12-12:45pm

 

School Office - Telephone: 020 8695 6555

 

Office Email - admin@watergate.lewisham.sch.uk

 

Headteacher

Fiona Veitch

 

Headteacher@watergate.lewisham.sch.uk

Watergate School | Lushington Rd, London SE6 3WG