Mathematics at St Bede’s Catholic Primary School
Together, we take our children on a journey that is engaging, exciting and empowering for all.
The leader for mathematics in our school is: Mrs Jones
Through our implementation of the 2014 National Curriculum for Mathematics we ensure that our children:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics
- Are able to reason mathematically
- Can solve problems by applying their Mathematics
We have decided the order in which we will teach our units of work which enables us to plan coverage of the entire National Curriculum but allows us to prioritise the DfE Ready to Progress statements. Teachers consider the needs of their cohort before determining how many weeks they will spend on each topic. The NCETM Teaching for Mastery Assessment questions are built into units of work to enable teachers to effectively assess children’s understanding at a Mastery and Greater Depth level within a unit of work.
At St Bede’s Catholic Primary School these skills are embedded within Mathematics lessons and developed consistently over time. By ensuring that children secure their fluency skills before moving on to more complex mathematics we develop children’s confidence to tackle a variety of problems either independently or in collaboration with their peers. We build in regular opportunities for our children to reflect and evaluate on the skills that they have used in order for them to take ownership and pride in their work. Cross-curricular, outside and active mathematics is encouraged where it enhances and enriches learning.
We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of Mathematics in the wider world and that they are also able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts. Children enjoy Mathematics and experience success in the subject, with the ability to reason mathematically. We develop children’s curiosity about the subject, as well as an appreciation of the beauty and power of Mathematics
Through our teaching and learning of mathematics, all children have a positive view of the subject; are able to enthusiastically discuss and explain their mathematical learning using key vocabulary; become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics; and can solve problems by applying their mathematics to increasingly complex problems.
The subject leader monitors the progress of mathematics through work scrutiny of mathematics books, listening to pupil voice, observing lessons and discussions with staff.
Ways to help your child at home
Parents are often asking teachers how to support children with maths and their learning. As a school we subscribe to
'My Maths' www.mymaths.co.uk
Maths.co.uk for KS2 children www.maths.co.uk
Numbots and TTRS
Please ask your child's teacher if you have mislaid your child's log in details.
White Rose Maths app is a great resource to use at home too! A great free resource!
In school we also subscribe to Maths of the Day which is a programme to combine Maths and practical activities often outside.
Please refer to the Calculations Policy on this page if you wish to help your child with any ways of calculating at home! Lots of parents say they don't want to confuse their child with methods of how they have been taught so this document can help you support!
Have a look at the INTENT documents included at the bottom of the page as this gives a clear overview of learning in each year group.
https://www.maths4mumsanddads.co.uk/ (information for parents)
And one of the easiest ways to support your child at home is to help them learn their times tables, using both multiplication and division facts. By the end of Y4 children should be confident in tables up to x12. Please support your child with learning them!