The Divine Mercy RC Primary School - Maths Curriculum Intent
“Teach us to count up the days that are ours, and we shall come to the heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12)
At The Divine Mercy we reflect the National Curriculum aims:
At The Divine Mercy, we believe in Mastery for all. We are on our journey towards mastery teaching and we have tailored our approach to the children in our school. It is our strong belief that everyone can master maths at their own level. Teachers draw on a range of resources to create the best possible learning environment for our pupils, moving the children from the stages of pictorial and lastly to abstract. Time is taken as decided by the teacher to revisit and consolidate topics through the year to help ensure deep learning and prevent any gaps in learning. Reasoning is part of every lesson, and the use of talk partners, enables the children to verbalise and discuss their understanding. Working walls in each classroom allow the children to ‘explore’ maths and remind children of key mathematical facts they need to memorise.
Assessment of National Curriculum objectives is carried out by the class teacher and the use of Teacher assessment and end of unit tests. Tests are carried out to assess against the age related expectations of each year group. Along with evidence in books and from lessons, assessment weeks are held termly using the end of unit tests to inform the teacher’s decisions and to pinpoint gaps in children’s learning that need consolidation or intervention. Year 2 and 6 also use past SATs papers for end of term assessments. At The Divine Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of maths in the wider world and that they are also able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts. We want all the children to enjoy Maths and to experience success in the subject, with the ability to reason mathematically. We are committed to developing children’s curiosity about the subject, as well as an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics.
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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 all phases - EYFS, KS1 and KS2. 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:
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