Mathematics

Deepcar St. John’s Rationale for Maths

Maths is a subject where children continually make links between their different areas understanding, building on their existing knowledge to further the limits of what they can do. As they approach a range of problems, children select (reason) from their skills toolkits to use the most suitable methods for the job, evaluating their success as they do so and thinking about how they could adapt their practice in future.

This involves facilitating rich discussion and debate, where children compare and refine approaches. A risk-taking environment is encouraged where children become articulate at explaining their methods and where the process is more important than the ‘answer’.

In all of this, children increase their mathematical fluency by increasing efficiency with procedures (such as multiplying) while being able to explain what they are doing.


Fluency

Fluency work consists of short activities separate to the Main Topic of the lesson. These include one or more of the following:

· Ongoing development of progressing fundamental skills. Informed by the medium term plan, this will ensure       appropriate progression of fluency skills across the key stage. This is interactive work to develop fluency and efficiency of key skills (x tables, operations, number bonds, use of inverses etc…).
· Gap-work. Whole-class gaps are identified from ongoing formative assessment.
· Consolidation. It is important that subjects are not taught and then quickly forgotten. To this end, lessons should regularly include quick revision activities to practise a wide range of skills as well as those which have been recently taught.


Main Topic                     

Main whole class teaching is linked to the learning intention and context of the lesson. Topic work will be an ongoing learning journey and so starts with what the children already know and, through exploration, discussion and practice, enables children to make their own connections, building on their understanding. The vast majority of activity is performed by the class with the teacher directing.


There is to be a balance of content aimed at achieving fluency for the main foci in the ages taught. These are:

-       Number and the four operations (including number facts and the concept of place value).

-       Fractions / decimals (y4 onwards) / percentages (y5 onwards)

-       Measures

-       Properties of shape

-       Position and direction (y4 onwards)

-       Statistics

-       Ratio and proportion (y6)

-       Algebra (y6)


Our maths policy and various other documents can be found at the bottom of this page. 

 

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