At St. Helen’s we aspire to help all our children acquire a love for learning Maths and to give them the skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence to be able to explain and apply their mathematical knowledge. We aim to ensure all children are fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics.
We believe that Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing a child's ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. We want children to experience the ‘Awe and ‘Wonder’ of the beauty of Maths in nature.
We are developing our Mathematics Curriculum using a mastery approach to ensure every child can achieve their full potential.
We follow the National Curriculum to ensure progression and coverage in Mathematics across the whole school.
White Rose Small Steps are used to create cohesion and progression across and within all year groups.
In Reception, a range of representations and resources are used to support the EYFS Curriculum for Maths, including NCTEM and NRICH.
All teachers promote a ‘Growth Mindset’ approach to Maths and reinforce an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in Mathematics.
All children in each class are working on the same Maths at the same time and individual needs are met in various ways including one to one support, differentiated tasks, use of manipulatives and targeted interventions.
Maths Subject Leader
The Maths Subject Leader has the responsibility of ensuring the curriculum is delivered across the school as is stated above.
The Subject Leader meets fortnightly with teachers and children across the school, with their books, to discuss their learning and progress as well as their feelings about the subject. The Subject Leader carries out fortnightly monitoring of work in books to ensure progression in skills and knowledge across the school.
Each term the Subject Leader attends the Primary Maths Subject Leader Update Meeting and shares the learning and resources with her staff and then the Maths Leaders across the MAT as part of termly Maths Hub meetings.
Children will be able to explain their maths using full sentences. Children will be able to complete STEM sentences to show their understanding of the Maths they are learning.
Children will be confident in knowing which equipment to choose and which representations are required to help them solve a problem.
Children use a range of learning styles: working cooperatively, collaboratively and independently.
Children understand the importance of Maths in everyday life.
The large majority of children progress through the curriculum content at the same pace.
The White Rose Small Steps ensures that all children experience challenge and success in Mathematics by developing a ‘Growth Mindset’.
Children enjoy their Maths learning, are confident in the subject and reach their full potential.