At All Saints’, we recognise the varied and diverse applications of mathematics in the real world and strive to support all our children to develop a confident and enthusiastic attitude towards their mathematical learning. Our mathematics curriculum aims to provide all children with a firm foundation for understanding number, reasoning, thinking logically and problem solving. We use the National Curriculum programmes of study as well as mathematics mastery resources to guide our pupils through the crucial stages of mathematical development.
Our approach to teaching encourages a clear focus on mathematical fluency, problem solving, reasoning and the skills of using and applying mathematical understanding. There is a strong emphasis on the development of mental arithmetic skills and providing opportunities for pupils to use and apply mathematics in real life situations. Children are encouraged to talk mathematically and develop their vocabulary through teacher modelling, investigations and talk tasks. Times tables also play an important part in our maths learning, with children developing their fluency and rapid recall of tables up to 12×12 by the end of Year 4.
In Early Years, mathematics is taught through both teacher-led and child-initiated activities. It is consolidated through practical, hands-on experiences, games, group tasks, investigations and a range of real-life contexts which develop both mathematical understanding and problem-solving skills. In Key Stages 1 and 2, children are taught through daily mathematics lessons involving a balanced mix of independent work, paired or group tasks and whole class teaching. As pupils achieve fluency in key skills and mathematical concepts, they move on to applying their understanding through problem solving and reasoning.
A summary of key learning targets for mathematics in Years 1 to 6 can be downloaded from our class pages and termly mathematics plans for each of these year groups can be found below.