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. We want our children to be happy learners, they 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. We link our maths learning to real life experiences and problem, as want our children to understand that mathematics is an opportunity to explore and connect to the world around them. In all lessons, we encourage children to communicate their ideas, methods and strategies to allow them to confidently express their understanding, reasoning and learning.
Throughout all key stages we use a Singapore teaching approach. 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 key stage one and two. Watch the maths no problem video below to find out more about the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach used throughout Maths No Problem.
We use a range of resources to widen opportunities for reasoning and problem solving in lessons including: Mathsteaser, I see Reasoning, White Rose Maths Hub resources, NCETM Teaching for Mastery.
Teachers will ensure children achieve high standards by:
Singapore Maths at a glance: