Maths : Intent and Implementation

At Roe Green Infant School, we teach maths daily. We strive to make maths, fun, purposeful and interesting. The White Rose scheme is used to underpin our planning. We want children to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. Maths skills are taught sequentially. Children are supported in their learning through concrete, pictorial and abstract ways of learning.

We want all children to have a positive attitude and passion for maths.  Children are encouraged to believe in themselves and to be confident using different strategies to help them solve problems.

Questioning is used to introduce new topics, which allows children to explore and explain their initial thinking.  Mathematical vocabulary is taught explicitly in lessons and children are given regular opportunities to talk about maths and rehearse newly taught vocabulary.  We encourage the children to not only give an answer but also explain their reasoning, and understand that making mistakes is part of the mathematical process.

Opportunities are provided, where possible, to use maths across the curriculum, which give purpose for learning and time to practise mathematical skills in real life situations.

Skills and Progression Map

Please click on the PDF icon below to see detailed information about the development of skills and knowledge in this subject from year to year.