For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. Exodus 20:11
At Holy Family and St Michael’s the pupils arrive at school with weaker than average mathematical skills. Therefore we will provide;
- A high quality maths curriculum that is both challenging and enjoyable.
- A variety of mathematical opportunities, which will enable them to make the connections in learning needed to enjoy greater depth in learning.
- Opportunities for pupils to take mathematical risks
- Opportunities for learners to have secure mathematical foundations
Maths is a journey and long-term goal, achieved through exploration, clarification, practice and application. At each stage of learning, children should be able to demonstrate a deep, conceptual understanding of the topic and be able to build on this over time.
At Holy Family and St Michael’s, our scheme of learning aims to provide:
- A good quality mathematics program that is taught with consistency.
- Long, medium and short term planning that is progressive and cohesive across the year groups and provides opportunities to revisit. Teachers teach lessons that are designed on the principle of “Pictorial, Concrete and Abstract” and we provide quality first teaching in line with the teaching standards
- Develop a love of maths across school.
- Ensure the momentum in early mathematical development continues into KS2.
- A curriculum that is ambitious for all, including Pupil Premium, SEN and EAL Pupils.
As the children progress through school, our mathematics curriculum will enable the children to:
- Quick recall of facts and procedures
- The flexibility and fluidity to move between different contexts and representations of mathematics.
- The ability to recognise relationships and make connections in mathematics
A mathematical concept or skill has been mastered when a child can show it in multiple ways, using the mathematical language to explain their ideas, and can independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar situations. This will be assessed through assessment, tracking, pupil progress meetings, performance management, moderation and standardisation
What does Mathematics at look like at Holy Family and St Michael’s ?
At our school we use White Rose and Power Maths schemes in combination to provide children with a high quality scheme of learning.
- Lessons start with a Power up recapping previous learning.
- Children then move onto the Discover section of the lesson. To engage and encourage mathematical thinking.
- Afterwards children move onto the Share section of the lesson. In which they are able to discuss their thinking and calculations with their peers.
- In the Think Together section, the children take part in the ‘I do, you do , we do‘ way of working in order to solve intelligent practice questions
- Children then move onto the Practise session of the lesson where they work through their workbooks independently ..
- At the end of the session, children who are in need of extra support are identified to take part in same day interventions in the afternoon session during ‘Maths Focus Time’
- The CPA and teaching for Mastery pedagogy is used.
- Support staff are used effectively.