At Melton we have devised a maths curriculum for Melton children. Coverage is both broad and balanced to ensure our children are prepared for future learning. All our children are taught a highly stimulating curriculum which embraces the local area and links mathematics to real life scenarios and experiences. Every child is exposed to challenging experiences which develop a growth mindset to enable them to achieve their fullest potential.
Coverage will meet statutory requirements but will also inspire our learners and ensure skills and competences continue to be developed, alongside knowledge and understanding. This is achieved by:
- Delivering a clearly planned programme of progression across all year groups.
- Developing every child’s self-esteem and confidence through securing the principles of the Melton Way within mathematical concepts.
- Allowing children to use a wide range of Mathematical manipulatives and strategies to solve real life mathematical problems.
- Developing fun and active learning by making our stimulating outdoor spaces accessible to all.
- Embracing the use of ICT to enhance understanding and develop the application of mathematical skills and knowledge.
- Exposing children to a variety of creative approaches for solving problems.
- Applying maths skills and knowledge to real life scenarios.
Daily times tables teaching has increased the rapid recall of multiplication number facts. Children are increasingly engaged by the challenge of times tables and are applying times tables facts to develop wider understanding in maths. This is enabling them to learn new concepts at an increased pace.
Maths Word of the Week has developed a wider subject vocabulary across school which has enabled the children to read maths word problems with improved fluency.
Children have access to Mathletics at school and home to increase their personal challenge and deepen their understanding of mathematical knowledge. This enhances their application of mathematics skills which have also been developed through cross-curricular topic links (e.g. World War Two link between angles and flight paths).