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At St. Mary’s and St. Benedict’s R.C Primary School, we aim to teach all children the importance of Mathematics and how it plays an important role in the world in which we live. Our aim is to develop children’s thinking of how Mathematics is applied and how to make sense of the world around them by developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems.
Our children are introduced to the mastery approach from the moment they start in Reception. The mastery approach encourages all children to see themselves as mathematicians with a positive 'can do' approach to the subject. All children from Year 1-6 are taught all aspects of the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum for Mathematics. The pupils in Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, in which mathematics is taught as part of the early learning goals.
We follow the Statutory requirements for the teaching and learning of Mathematics which are laid out in specific detail in the National Curriculum 2014.
The overarching aims of the Mathematics National Curriculum ensure that all pupils:
White Rose Maths
In September 2022 we introduced White Rose Maths. The White Rose Maths approach focuses on mastery, with children being taught to fully grasp the topic so that by the time they move on to more advanced lessons they have a deep understanding of foundational concepts.
As a result, children benefit from improved learning retention and they develop mathematical understanding, reasoning and problem-solving skills that stay with them for life.
Scheme of Learning Overviews
Times tables assessment and Times Tables Rock Stars
The National expectation is that children will have a secure knowledge of all times tables to 12x12 by the end of Year 4.
At St. Mary’s and St. Benedict’s we adopt a systematic approach to times tables, with children undertaking activities and games within class as well as homework.
A popular website is Times Tables Rock Stars! Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help pupils master the times tables. To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!
Children across school enjoy using Times Table Rock Stars and can access this alongside their home learning. Children have individual logins and teachers can set challenges and competitions to compete against each other.
Useful websites for parents and carers
Websites for children