Maths

Week Ending: 12.10.18

Whole School Attendance: 97.54%.

“I like working out the hard calculations in my maths lessons and solving word problems. I also find practising my times tables great fun!”

Alicia, Year 6

Mathematics is taught throughout the school using a maths ‘mastery’ approach. This approach encourages children to progress through three stages of mathematical understanding; fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Once the children have ‘mastered’ these three stages, they are encouraged to delve deeper into the lesson’s focus, ensuring they have a secure understanding of the processes behind each concept.
As a school, we use a variety of strategies which include whole-class teaching, partner talk, group work as well as independent learning. This may be in the form of practical tasks, written questions, investigations and solving real-life problems. Our maths policy reflects these processes and the methods which we will aim to teach the children during their time at St Michael’s.
Most importantly, we encourage the children to develop an enjoyment of maths and recognise its importance in our lives. 

“I like being challenged in maths lessons and enjoy doing multiplication tables.”
Sian, Year 6

For more information on the National Curriculum for Maths, please visit:

www.gov.uk/primary-national-curriculum-mathematics