Our school vision for teaching Maths

At St Patrick’s, we want our children and their families to develop a positive and resilient attitude towards mathematics as an interesting and valuable subject which will enable them to achieve success in life.  We strive to create a learning environment in which children can confidently learn and achieve, working independently and with their peers. The maths curriculum aims to provide children with the opportunity to develop a curiosity for maths, develop enjoyment and passion for the subject, allow them to understand the world around them and reason mathematically.

Using effective planning, teaching and learning strategies, assessment and knowledge of our children, we aim to develop and extend pupils’ knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts by providing them with a range of learning activities and real life everyday situations.  Electronic and practical resources support the learning process.  We closely monitor pupils’ progress and target work towards the individual’s needs and ability.

We use Power Maths from Reception to Year 5 and in Year 6 we use Focus Maths. Our approach to teaching maths, based on a whole-class mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and help nurture confidence in maths.  Throughout the school, we promote children’s arithmetic fluency and regularly revisit topics throughout the Maths curriculum.

Maths Long Term Plan

National Curriculum for Mathematics

EYFS Development Matters 21: Mathematics

EYFS to Power maths links

National Curriculum Key Stage 1 to Power Maths links

National Curriculum Key Stage 2 to Power Maths links

EYFS Calculation Policy

Key Stage 1 Calculation Policy

Lower Key Stage 2 Calculation Policy

Upper Key Stage 2 Calculation Policy