The intention at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Primary School is that children are taught to become competent and independent mathematicians. Underpinning all lessons is the mastery approach: teachers will ensure all children build a deep conceptual understanding which enable them to apply their learning in different situations. Through mathematical talk, children will develop the ability to articulate, discuss and explain their thinking. We will provide the children with the necessary resources to access the curriculum and encourage them to use these where appropriate to explain their logic and reasoning.
We recognise that in order for pupils to access and progress to deeper and more complex problems, children need to be confident and fluent across each yearly objective. We follow White Rose Maths' Schemes of Learning alongside the newly revised ‘Teaching mathematics in primary schools’ document to ensure objectives are covered for each year group.
For each objective, a consistent lesson structure is followed throughout school complementing our ‘teaching for mastery’ approach.
Teachers use White Rose Maths' Schemes of Learning document in conjunction with a range of other resources such as: NCETM, I See Reasoning by Gareth Metcalfe and NRich.
As well as this, children’s fluency skills are enhanced further through daily ‘Fluent in Five’ sessions and reasoning skills are promoted and developed in ‘Rapid Reasoning’ interventions.
National Curriculum Objectives
To find out what your child will be expected to achieve, please click on the relevant year group:
These policies outline models and images teachers use to support teaching of different concepts.
At the end of the document there is a glossary, which outlines key language used when teaching the four operations.
Click on the links to read the policies:
White Rose Maths
We follow White Rose Maths' Schemes of Learning. These provide an overview of the maths your child will be learning in school.
Each year group is split into three terms (Autumn, Spring and Summer), and each term compromises individual blocks of learning about a particular topic.
Each block is broken down into a series of small learning steps. Together, these small steps cover all the curriculum that your child needs to know.
Click on the link to find your child's year overview:
There are home learning videos for every small step your child needs to know by the end of the year, from Reception to Year 6.
These are fun, effective and easy to use. To access the online videos, click here.
To support your child further with maths at home, there are free workbooks available.
To access these workbooks, click here.