At St Christopher’s our vision is for children to be able to use mathematics in their everyday lives. It is our aim that every child reaches their potential in maths. We help children to develop a positive attitude towards maths and their ability to work independently and with confidence.
Problem solving, fluency and relational understanding are at the heart of the scheme. Previous learning and essential knowledge is practised by the children every week. Our Mastery curriculum has been developed so that Mastery of maths embeds a deeper understanding by utilising a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach to learning. This ensures that children understand what they are learning.
We have also devised a calculation policy that teachers follow rigidly to ensure consistency and progression across the school. We have also devised a fraction, decimal and percentage policy to ensure consistency and progression in teaching this area.
All year groups have a non-negotiables list for all mathematical number areas so that teachers know where the end point is for their teaching, and therefore what each child should know.
Children are assessed each week for mental maths and tables. Tables are taught using, “Times Table Rock Stars.” The children are also assessed half termly in special assessment tests in arithmetic and tables.
Key features of our maths curriculum are:
• High expectations for every child.
• Fluency in mathematical calculation.
• Resources to support.
• Focus on mathematical thinking and language.
• Using and applying arithmetic skills and reasoning skills to solve problems.
• Broadening a deeper understanding of how mathematics can be used in the wider world by incorporating it into other subject areas.
Please click on our Mathematics programme of study below:
Please click on our Mathematics Calculation Policy below:
Please click on our Mathematics Non-negotiables Policy below: