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Maths at All Saints

Maths Manager - Mrs Katie Forghani-Ashrafi


We live in a world of mathematics. From the time we get up to the time we go to bed we need to use maths skills throughout each and every day. We just don’t recognise we are doing it! But we are…

 

Because of the need to ensure that children can use maths effectively in their everyday lives, both as youngsters and later as adults, at All Saints School we deliver a daily maths lesson. The National Curriculum documents below contain details about what children in each year group must be taught in these areas.  The school policy documents contain details of how our school teaches them.

An overview of how Maths is taught across the school

 

In EYFS, maths is split into two areas: number and shape space and measure.  The children experience a range of activities in both child-initiated adult led time to develop their mathematical skills.

In Years 1-6 the children follow the Maths No Problem Scheme. The scheme is based upon the teaching methods developed in Singapore and it's mission "is that every child can master an understanding and love of maths with the right kind of teaching and support.”

Each lesson begins with a Number Fluency task where every child is actively involved in a mental maths task. On Fridays this is in the form of a times tables test.

During the main part of the In Focus task is shared and solved through paired exploration and whole class discussion. Children work though similar questions using maniplulatives and the methods specified in the text book. Each session the children have a cheeky challenge which deepens their learning.

At the end of every lesson the children complete an Assessment for Learning (AFL) task.

 

An overview of each year groups maths and a link to the Maths No Problem website can be accessed below.

Development plans for Maths

 

To continue the upward trend in mathematics results the Maths development plan focusses on ensuring consistency in the way maths is taught across the school and a drive to diminish the difference between our Pupil Premium children and the rest of the school.  Some of the new initiatives taking place this year include:

  • Termly mathemagician which celebrates the progress made by a child from each maths group across the term
  • Structured times table tests
  • Updated calculation policy including bar modelling
  • Cross school moderation sessions in the MAST
  • Maths Day

Challenge in Maths

 

Every maths session includes a cheeky challenge for the children to complete once they have completed their main learning.  Every piece of maths homework includes a challenge  which we ask parents to encourage children to complete.  All holiday homework 'pick and mix' homework will include maths challenges.

Children can be selected  to join the Maths Masters Challenge Club where they receive additional weekly problem solving activities.

 

 

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