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At Oak Tree Primary School, our mathematics curriculum is designed to meet the needs of our pupils ensuring our curriculum intentions are met. We do this through;


  • White Rose - Every class from EYFS to Y6 follows the White Rose scheme of learning which is based on the National Curriculum. Lessons may be personalised to address the individual needs and requirements for a class but coverage is maintained. In order to further develop the children’s fluency, reasoning and problem-solving, we also use a range of planning resources including those provided by the NCETM and NRICH to ensure our children are exposed to a varied range of activities.


  • Concrete Pictorial Abstract Approach (CPA) - We implement our approach through high quality teaching delivering appropriately challenging work for all individuals. To support us, we have a range of mathematical resources in classrooms including Numicon, Base10 and counters (concrete equipment). When children have grasped a concept using concrete equipment, images and diagrams are used (pictorial) prior to moving to abstract questions. Abstract maths relies on the children understanding a concept thoroughly and being able to use their knowledge and understanding to answer and solve maths without equipment or images.
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - At Oak Tree Primary School, we are part of the North West 1 Maths Hub with the NCETM. As part of our five year programme, we are now working on embedding the mastery approach to teaching mathematics within our school. Part of this process involves working alongside other local schools to share ideas and good practice. This is then disseminated through regular staff meetings and training sessions facilitated by the subject leaders. 
  • Online Maths Tools  - In order to support children's mathematical learning at home,  we utilise Times Tables Rock Stars in KS2 for multiplication practise, application and consolidation. Children across the school have access to MyMaths, whereby they can further consolidate learning that has taken place in school. 
  • Cross Curricular - Maths is taught across the curriculum ensuring that skills taught in these lessons are applied in other subjects. For example in Science lessons, graphs, tables and charts are often produced and interpreted by the children. 
  • Assessment - Through our teaching, we continuously monitor pupils’ progress against expected attainment for their age, making formative assessment judgements where appropriate and using these to inform our teaching. Summative assessments are completed mid and end of year; these results aid discussions in termly Pupil Progress Meetings and update our summative school tracker. The main purpose of all assessment is to always ensure that we are providing quality first teaching for every child.



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