📏 Maths @ All Saints 📐
Our aim at All Saints Catholic Primary School is for all children to enjoy mathematics and have a secure and deep understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and procedures when they leave us to go to secondary school.
We want children to see the mathematics that surrounds them every day and enjoy developing vital life skills in this subject.
At All Saints we endeavour to:
🌟Offer high quality environments to stimulate their mathematical curiosity.
🌟Develop a growth mindset and positive attitude towards mathematics.
🌟Become confident and proficient with numbers, including fluency with mental calculation and look for connections between numbers.
🌟Become problem solvers, who can reason, think logically, work systematically and apply their knowledge of mathematics.
🌟Develop their use of mathematical language.
🌟 Become independent learners and to work cooperatively with others.
🌟 Appreciate real life contexts to learning in mathematics.
🌟 Develop a love and enjoyment out of maths!
The teaching of maths follows the White Rose Maths Mastery approach of concrete, pictorial and abstract representations. This ensures that children are following a mastery approach by thinking, discussing, solving and proving their methods/ideas. Children complete learning tasks at the start of each block, allowing teachers to assess gaps in knowledge and to plan for misconceptions. At the end of each topic, the children will complete the task again showing the teacher clear progress and identifying any objectives that may need to be revisited.
In the EYFS, maths is embedded within the areas of learning and is taught discretely in Reception. Teachers plan purposeful and engaging tasks to give children the opportunity to embed fluency and to develop their reasoning skills through variation and noticing maths in real life. Pupils initially explore numbers to 20 through the development of concrete and pictorial representations for numbers as a solid foundation for further progress.
Maths in KS1 is still very practical and children use a variety of concrete and pictorial resources to make maths as interactive as possible. However, in Year 2 children are beginning to work more independently and will be given more opportunities to choose an appropriate concrete resource or to apply a pictorial method.
Maths in KS2 is similar to KS1 and are also encouraged to use concrete and pictorial methods and taught such methods as appropriate for their learning journey. This enables children to think critically, and to think deeper, allowing children to investigate and extend what they already know. Children are exposed to a range of engaging open-ended tasks that may require more than one answer or, in some cases, no right or wrong answer.