The Teaching of Maths at St. Peter’s Primary School.
The school uses the White Rose Hub Maths Scheme of Work. This scheme has been designed to support a mastery approach to teaching and learning and have been designed to support the aims and objectives of the new national curriculum. This scheme is highly regarded by our local maths network. It provides each year group a set of resources including examples of fluency, reasoning and problem solving. The scheme has a strong emphasis on the use of ‘bar modelling’ to help children visualise problems.
For homework, the children have their own personal log-in to MyMaths. This an online homework tool, where they will find online homework activities and games, which match and consolidate the concepts learnt at school.
Each teacher in each year group will use and adapt the scheme to suit their children’s needs, they will also use other resources to support their teaching. There is still a strong emphasis on differentiation between groups and individuals and children are given the chance to extend their understanding where necessary, and to obtain extra support or help if appropriate. We still maintain a strong emphasis on using practical apparatus to support the children’s learning of maths to suit their level of attainment.
Children are still taught and tested on their knowledge of the times tables; these facts underpin much of their mathematical learning at primary school. The children are encouraged to work their way through the ‘Times Table Planets’, which act as their maths targets.
Subject Leader for Maths.
Overview of Strategies and Methods