Mathematics is one of the core subjects and is taught explicitly every day from Reception to Year 6. Mathematics is a key skill which children will apply in all aspects of their daily lives. At Saint Augustine's , we aim to deliver high-quality Mathematics lessons, that provide opportunities for children to become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics, whilst gaining a sense of enjoyment for the subject.
We follow the MyMastery curriculum, which places great emphasis on deepening conceptual understanding and mastery of number. Application of skills and problem solving are at the heart of all lessons, to ensure that children have the ability to use and apply their skills in a range of contexts. We provide a language rich environment, where children are exposed to key vocabulary and encouraged to use their language skills to reason accordingly.
As part of the mastery approach a positive teacher and pupil mindset are key to student success in Mathematics. It is not the case that some pupils can do Mathematics and others cannot. No pupil should be left behind. The focus is keeping up over catching up. By making high-expectations clear and emphasising the value of Mathematics education, pupils are encouraged to build confidence and resilience. Abilities are then developed through practice, support, dedication and hard work. A positive teacher and pupil mind-set in Mathematics encourages a love of learning and resilience that enables everyone to achieve.
Here at Saint Augustine's, we are committed to ensuring that all pupils are given the opportunity to achieve mastery in the key concepts of Mathematics, appropriate for their age group, in order to make genuine progress and avoid gaps in their understanding that provide barriers to learning as they move through education.
At Saint Augustine’s Primary, we have adopted a mastery approach in order to deliver the three aims of the National Curriculum:
Underpinning this pedagogy is a belief that all children can achieve in maths. We believe in promoting sustained and deepening understanding by employing a variety of mastery strategies, with teaching for conceptual understanding at the heart of everything we do. Our approach aims to provide all children with full access to the curriculum, enabling them to develop independence, confidence and competence – ‘mastery’ in mathematics in order to be independent mathematicians who are well equipped to apply their learning to the wider world.
Times Tables Rock Stars
Pupils in Years 2-6 are provided with a Times Tables Rock Stars online account to help them to learn their multiplication tables in a fun and motivating way.
We challenge ourselves by tackling the investigations on the nrich website.
White Rose Maths
This website provides a range of resources which could be used in the classroom and at home.