Maths at All Saints
Maths Manager - Mrs Nicola Milton
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
Through these resources teachers will be developing and improving maths skills in number fluency, maths recall, maths reasoning and maths problem solving; helping every child to develop an understanding and love of maths.
Each daily lesson begins with a 'Fluent in Five' task, where every child is actively involved in a mental maths task. The children then take part in a 'Rapid Reasoning' task where the children focus on answering a number of reasoning and problem solving questions.
During the main part of the lesson, children learn, through guided practice with their teacher, a maths focus. This guided focus task is shared and solved through exploration and whole class discussion. Children then work through similar questions using manipulatives and the methods explained to them by their teacher. During each session, the children have a cheeky challenge which deepens their learning and at the end of every lesson the children complete an Assessment for Learning (AFL) task.
An overview of each year groups maths and an example of 'Fluent in Five' and 'Rapid Reasoning' can be accessed below.
This years Maths development plan focuses on ensuring consistency and effectiveness in the way maths is taught and assessed across the school and further develop partnership with the schools in the MAST. Some of the new initiatives taking place this year include:
- New termly overviews
- New assessment tracking of reviews impacting on planning
- Termly times table champion
- Cross school moderation sessions in the MAST
- Maths Day
Challenge in Maths
Every maths session includes a cheeky challenges 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.