St Mary’s Maths Curriculum
At St Mary’s, children in Foundation Stage and Years 1 to 6 follow the White Rose Maths programme, an exciting mastery programme that ensures every child succeeds. Concepts are broken down and introduced in small steps so the children can acquire a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding. It has been designed to support and challenge all pupils, and by building number fluency, confidence and understanding, step by step it ensures that everyone can do maths.
The Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (C-P-A) approach allows children to tackle concepts in a tangible and accessible way. All ideas are built on previous knowledge and pupils have lots of opportunity to recognise relationships between topics. A range of fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions support the different needs and confidence levels within a class, while at the same time fostering a spirit of working and learning together.
We also use Times Tables Rockstars as a tool to help pupils develop recall and fluency in multiplication tables and Numbots.com for recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction.
St Mary’s subscribe to Maths Whizz, an award-winning virtual online tutor, which supports children’s learning with engaging, interactive maths lessons tailored to their unique learning needs. Children are encouraged to use Maths Whizz for 60 minutes per week, this is made up of homework time and time spent online in school.