Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. (The National Curriculum 2014)
At St Mary and All Saints we aim to enable each pupil to develop within their capabilities, not only the mathematics skills and understanding required for later life, but also an enthusiasm and fascination about mathematics itself.
Through teaching children will be able to develop basic skills and have the opportunities for mathematical thinking and discussion. At St Mary’s we provide opportunities for pupils to demonstrate and use their mathematics and apply this to everyday situation. As a result, pupils understand that mathematics is a powerful tool for communication and are able to talk confidently about their work.
Every child will receive a daily lesson for mathematics, which lasts 50-60 minutes in Key Stage 1 and 60 minutes in Key Stage 2.
National Curriculum 2014
All children are taught from the 2014 National Curriculum. The Reception Year follows the Early Learning Goals as set out in the Foundation Stage Guidance.
This initiative starts in Reception and runs all the way up to Year 6. Our aim is to equip children with strategies to instantly recall basic number facts. The ‘Numeracy Passport’ was originally designed by Ray Maher, an independent Maths consultant, and has been used successfully to improve attainment in Mathematics in many primary schools nationally. At St Mary and All Saints, we have adapted the passport to provide further challenge for our pupils. Class teachers work with the children once a week to assess their progress against their targets.
Mathematics Coverage Grids Academic Year 2015/2016