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Maths at Redland School

At Redland, we believe that we are all mathematicians. We aim to give children a wide range of mathematical experiences through practical, written and mental tasks. Children are encouraged to apply knowledge in different contexts and to employ/develop investigative and problem solving skills. We follow the 2014 National Curriculum, using the White Rose scheme of work to form the basis of planning. The school have been involved in various projects with the local Mobius (and previously the Boolean) maths hub, which has taken the school on a journey into teaching maths using a ‘Mastery’ approach.

The mastery approach to teaching mathematics, involves:

  1. Breaking learning into coherent small steps
  2. Using a variety of representations (both concrete and pictorial) to support conceptual understanding. 
  3. Encouraging mathematical thinking. Children are taught ideas to be understood deeply so that they can reason and discuss this understanding with others.
  4. Efficiently recalling facts and procedures. This fluency allows children to move between different contexts and representations of mathematics with ease.
  5. Varying the way a concept is presented and the questions posed to children. This avoids mechanical repetition and encourages thinking on the children’s part.

For more information about what is taught within individual year groups, please follow the links below:

FS2 Statutory framework

Mathematics Programme of Study- Key Stages 1 and 2

White Rose Scheme of Learning – Key Stages 1 and 2 

Since 2022/2023 we have adopted KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts) within our maths provision at Redland. The aim of these additional sessions is to support the development of arithmetic and knowledge of mathematical facts for children at Redland. There is a different focus each term for children from Y1 to Y6, see the Maths journey box below this year’s plan. There are additional maths lessons across the term to teach these skills as well as practise throughout each week. Pupils in the KS2 classes also have individual KIRF targets, which are practised at home as part of their homework routine and are then assessed in school.  



Maths calculation journey - addition and subtraction

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Redland termly KIRFs overview 2023 2024

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