Our Maths Vision:
Mathematics is a tool for everyday life. It is a whole network of concepts and relationships which provide a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems. It also provides the materials and means for creating new imaginative worlds to explore. Numeracy is a key life skill. Through our work at school in mathematics children will gain the knowledge and understanding to use confidently the skills needed to work within our world today.
Our Aims at St Meriadoc Junior Academy are to develop:
- An enjoyment of mathematics for all children whatever their needs, talents or cultural background via a positive attitude.
- Every individual's potential in mathematics by becoming independent, confident and logical thinkers with flexibility of mind.
- A positive attitude towards mathematics and an awareness of the fascination of mathematics
- An ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
- Initiative and an ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others
- An ability to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life
- An understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry and experiment
And for parents to:
- Be actively involved in their child’s mathematical learning in school and at home.
- Help, encourage and support their children to learn all their times tables up to and including 12 x 12.
- Practice the KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts) Practice these every term, children will be assessed on their KIRF each Half-Term.
White Rose Maths
We are adopting a maths scheme called White Rose Maths to support our teaching of maths.
Teaching for mastery
White Rose uses a mastery approach to maths teaching. This is a research-driven teaching and learning method that meets the goals of the National Curriculum.
What does it mean in practice? In summary, a mastery approach…
- Puts numbers first: Our schemes have number at their heart, because we believe confidence with numbers is the first step to competency in the curriculum as a whole.
- Puts depth before breadth: we reinforce knowledge again and again.
- Encourages collaboration: children can progress through the schemes as a group, supporting each other as they learn.
- Focuses on fluency, reasoning and problem solving: it gives children the skills they need to become competent mathematicians.
:"Let the wise hear and increase in learning…"
Proverbs 1:5 ESV