Love to Learn, Together with the Lord
Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected 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.
Below are some examples of our children being mathematicians in their daily maths lessons.
After extensive research and training we have created a curriculum that is based on mastery of mathematical concepts, gaining greater depth in children’s understanding as well as producing confident, resilient and enthusiastic learners.
In every lesson we use the teaching sequence of teaching new concepts through concrete – pictorial– abstract, which is the basis of our planning.
We also ensure our teaching and learning is based on the 5 main components of mastery:
Below are the year group curriculum overviews that we use in the planning, teaching and delivery of mathematics at All Saints'.
The calculation policy is used within school to ensure a consistent approach to teaching the four operations over time
Within all areas of our mathematical learning we actively encourage the use of both concrete resources and visual representation in order to develop our children's mathematical knowledge, understanding and skills before moving onto the abstract element of mathematics.
When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help pupils master the times tables. Please ask for your child's log in details.
Play times tables tug-of-war, Shape stepper or Slithery sums and learn through rolling dice, moving counters and lifting flaps. This interactive book of maths challenges covers key mathematical concepts for kids aged 5-8 in game form.
A classic maths book from veteran children's TV presenter and mathematician Johnny Ball, this is a number-filled read that adults will enjoy as much as children! Crack secret codes, unravel mazes and find out about the simple number puzzles that stumped the world's brainiest mathematicians for centuries. Maths, boring? Not any more!
Maths pop-ups, pull-outs and puzzles for the KS1 set! Kids aged four and over will love this selection of numerical teasers and a few calculation questions are included in the lovely paper-engineering package.
Suitably gruesome illustrations (plenty of bats, vampires and pumpkins!) and spooky multiplication spells make 2 x 2 = Boo! a favourite with children (who don't seem to notice they're learning about arrays and times tables as they read).
Where could mathematics take you?