Curriculum & Assessment -
“The book of nature is written in the language of Mathematics” -Galileo
Our aim is that our pupils will develop as confident mathematicians. We achieve this through a maths curriculum which reflects current thinking, the clear aims of the National Curriculum and sits alongside our Learning Without Limits beliefs. We take a mastery approach to our teaching and learning in this subject – deep and sustainable learning in maths for all children.
We promote mathematical oracy and encourage talk in all our maths lessons. Children are exposed to key mathematical language early on and are encouraged to discuss their thinking. We then provide them with stem sentences and sentence stems in order to become successful at this.
We teach mathematical fluency separately so as not to overload children whilst they are trying to apply their skills. We structure our teaching to allow opportunities for children to develop understanding of concepts as well as fluency in procedures. This is achieved through reasoning and problem solving tasks.
Here is a video about how we learn in maths at St Anne’s Church Academy.
The National Curriculum for mathematics which aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
- Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
How you can help at home
Encourage children to have a growth mindset to maths and promote a positive ‘Yes I can’ attitude to learning.
Support children with learning multiplication and division facts up to 12×12.
Accept and encourage different ways of doing maths, even if they weren’t the ones you experienced.