The starting point of our maths curriculum at St. Benedict’s Primary school is the children. It is our intention to build mathematical fluency giving children the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to succeed as mathematicians. We want to enable all children to think mathematically, speak in mathematical terms and express mathematical meaning.
Maths No Problem is the approach that is used across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. We place emphasis on teaching maths using a maths mastery approach, with children developing their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills.
Topics are studied in more depth and do not move on to the next stage until all children demonstrate a secure understanding of the maths concept. The focus is on depth rather than acceleration. They are provided with challenges that are rich and sophisticated that consolidate understanding.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage children follow the EYFS Curriculum for Number and Shape, Space and Measure and this is supported by the White Rose Hub planning.
All pupils access maths through an inclusive approach. The emphasis is on promoting multiple methods of solving a problem this in turn builds self-confidence and resilience in our children.
This is supported by the use of:
- Staff developing children’s language / knowledge / skills.
- Children gaining a deeper and sustainable understanding of concepts.
- Staff being more aware of what children have learnt rather than what has been taught.
- Using stem sentences to support children’s understanding
- Modelling full sentences for children.
Maths is reviewed and evaluated by teachers at all levels who monitor and reflect on provision in order to move practice forward both operationally and strategically. Monitoring and reviews of learning will include pupil voice and understanding the learning journey of a child.
Rigorous data analysis is carried out to identify gaps in learning, inform future CPD and make comparisons with national and local data information.
Maths Curriculum Overviews
Year 1 Long Term Overview
Year 2 Long Term Overview
Year 3 Long Term Overview
Year 4 Long Term Overview
Year 5 Long Term Overview
Year 6 Long Term Overview
Year 1 Maths Progression
Year 2 Maths Progression
Year 3 Maths Progression
Year 4 Maths Progression
Year 5 Maths Progression
Year 6 Maths Progression