At The Divine Mercy, we believe mathematics is a vital tool to help children make sense of their everyday lives. Skills developed at the primary age will help equip them to become lifelong learners. Children are encouraged to tackle maths problems with enthusiasm and confidence with the understanding that mistakes are a vital part of learning. As a school, we want to develop a positive attitude towards the learning of mathematics in children of all ages.
Maths at The Divine Mercy
Within the foundation stage, key stage one and lower key stage two children will be adopting a Singapore teaching approach. This approach will be rolled out to subsequent year groups, year on year. The teaching of this approach mathematics develops pupils mathematical ability and confidence without having to resort to memorising procedures to pass tests - making mathematics more engaging and interesting. The Singapore approach supports the aims of the new national curriculum focusing on developing fluency, problem solving and reasoning.
At the Divine Mercy, we will be using Maths No Problem to support mathematical learning within these year groups. Watch the maths no problem video below to find out more about the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach used throughout Maths No Problem.
Upper key stage two will follow a mastery approach in line with the expectations of then new curriculum. The mastery approach takes influence from of east and south-east Asian countries such as Singapore, Japan, South Korea and China. Year 5 and 6 will use the White Rose maths hub mastery resources to support curriculum design.
Teachers will ensure children achieve high standards by: