Vision for Mathematics
At St Faith’s, our intent for mathematics is to nurture confident, resilient and open-minded problem solvers. We seek to help children to develop fluent conceptual understanding in each area of mathematics, according to the expectations of the National Curriculum 2014. Beyond this, we aim for children to be able to apply both logical and creative mathematic reasoning skills to their everyday lives; showing curiosity to generate, hypothesise and solve their own problems. We want children to thoroughly enjoy learning maths by appreciating the real-life contexts for their learning and by developing a growth mindset. The power of ‘yet’ in maths helps children to recognise the value of making and learning from mistakes and the reward of persevering to overcome challenge, which pupils can take forward into their adult lives.
Structure and organisation
At St Faith’s Primary School, Maths skills are taught daily in whole class teaching, with small group and 1:1 interventions used to ensure all children are ready to progress.
Children are taught in Year Groups of around 20 children so that teachers can construct and adapt a curriculum that specifically suits the needs of their learners.
Lessons are carefully sequenced to achieve the aims of the National Curriculum. White Rose Maths is used primarily in structuring learning journeys, and is supplemented with other resources from NCETM, NRich, TTRockstars and other carefully made and selected tools by the class teacher.
A Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract approach is used to guide children’s learning.