Mathematics at All Saints
All Saints CEVA Primary School follows the National Curriculum programs of study for the teaching of mathematics and aims to excel in its three core areas:
- Problem solving
Our staff plan lessons using the Whiterose Maths Hubs and guidelines given by the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM). Children learn, practise and aim to master skills, to gain a greater depth of key concepts in mathematics.
Each year group are taught to be fluent in the fundamental workings of the number system as this feeds into all number based work and wider problem solving activities. Children are taught in class and small groups, some in mixed ability or sets, depending on the age of the children.
Children are taught to reason and generalise about a mathematical statement. They are taught to design or pursue a line of enquiry by applying their knowledge of number relationships.
Ultimately, when our children are fluent and able to reason, they then apply these skills to a wide range of everyday problems which they are then able to break down into smaller steps/stages to be solved.
All Saints CEVA Primary School follows a CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract) approach to the teaching of mathematics. Once secure and confident in one stage of this process children then move on to the next.
In Reception (EYFS), children are taught and assessed using the Early Learning Goals: Number and Shape, Space and Measure. Their progress is tracked, recorded and shared with parents and carers using their Learning Journey.
At All Saints, inspiring children to learn is at the heart of what we do so progress in maths is both easy and fun for children and teachers.
We support our children to develop the skills they need to tackle problems. Questioning, deep thinking, contribution and their suggestions are valued. Mistakes are seen as useful, and being stuck is seen as honourable, with children learning from shared discussion with the teacher, other adults and peers.
Developing key skills in maths is the foundation to our curriculum so that our children can apply them to real life situations. The children are given a range of practical based activities and open-ended challenges that equip them with the necessary skills in mathematics.
Please see our Calculations Policy, which is a guide for parents to help their child with maths at home.
Please also see links to the Years 1 to 6 Objectives from the 2014 curriculum.