At St. Nicholas, we want to support every child to be the best they can be; to have a love of learning and to achieve to the best of their ability.
We follow the new 2014 national curriculum which aims that all pupils:
Within the main lesson, teachers use models and visuals to support different mathematical concepts. Activities are planned to provide opportunities to develop fluency, reasoning and problem-solving linked to an age appropriate objective. These activities may be differentiated for children with Special Educational Needs. All children have the opportunity to challenge themselves with a 'greater depth' activity. We aim to make the lessons highly interactive and accessible to all. At times, lessons may be playful, involving paired or group work, at other times more challenging and thought-provoking. There may be routine fast-paced questions requiring a set answer, at other times, questions may be open to different responses and require tenacity to complete.
In addition, we have introduced a new programme called Key Instant Recall Facts. Each half term, a set of number facts will be taught, with bitesize chunks sent home to learn. These will be assessed at the end of each term. Children also have access to Professor Assessor website to practise times table facts at home.
Where possible, we take opportunities to teach maths across the curriculum, for instance handling data within science, using measure such distance/temperature in geography or linking negative number to timelines in ancient history. It is important that maths is relevant and purposeful.
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