Subject leader- Mr Demetriou
At St Andrew’s we believe that all pupils can achieve in mathematics. At each stage of learning, we aim to deliver an inspiring and engaging mathematics curriculum which enables children to be numerate, creative, independent, inquisitive, enquiring and confident mathematicians.
Our goal is to ensure that all pupils:
Mathematics is taught through a ‘Mastery’ curriculum which involves employing approaches that help children to develop a deep and secure knowledge and understanding of mathematics at each stage of their learning, so that by the end of every school year or Key Stage, children will have acquired mastery of the mathematical facts and concepts they’ve been exposed to, equipping them to move on confidently and securely to more advanced material.
How do we do it? / Implementation
Mathematics is usually taught in specific lessons, but through our creative approach to teaching and learning we also seek to explore and utilise further opportunities to use and apply mathematics across all subject areas.
In order to maintain a consistent approach across the school and to ensure that all objectives meet the National Curriculum we follow the Enfield Local Authority Medium Term Maths Plans.
Our mastery approach to maths:
All students, when introduced to a key new concept within Maths, will have the opportunity to build competency in this topic by taking the Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract approach, described below.
Children will have the opportunity to use concrete objects and manipulatives to help them understand what they are doing.
Children will then build on this concrete approach by using pictorial representations. These representations can then be used to reason and solve problems.
With the foundations firmly laid, children will be able to move to an abstract approach using numbers and key concepts with confidence.
Beyond the Curriculum
The impact of our Mathematics curriculum is for the children to be mathematically proficient and also to develop an enjoyment of mathematics and a sense of achievement. Each and every child should achieve mathematical skills to give them the confidence to apply these in their everyday life. We aim for every child to have a quick recall of facts and procedures. Children will have a flexibility and fluidity which will help serve them in future life experiences and they will learn to make links in their learning. These skills will enable the children to move between different concepts and representations of mathematics and recognise relationships and make connections.
What will this look like?
Through pupil voice we will see:
Through learning walks we will see:
In the pupil’s learning we will see: