MathsThe National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all children:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that children have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
These aims inform our teaching at St Christopher's and teachers from Early Years to Year 6 use detailed schemes of learning published by White Rose Maths to plan effective, mastery style lessons using the concrete, pictorial and abstract (CPA) approach. We tailor and adapt the White Rose resources as appropriate for our children and where needed, use whole school agreed additional sources to provide consistency to our approach. Our Maths 'diet' (alongside White Rose) consists of:
We also work closely with the Cambridge Maths Hub who provide us with excellent teacher CPD opportunities and ideas to further develop our teaching of mastery mathematics.