Maths at St Mary's
At St Mary's we follow the National Curriculum maths objectives across the whole school. To ensure that we cover all of these and encompass every child's learning style, we use a mixture of strategies and resources. All children enjoy a good deal of practical maths, using apparatus to optimise their understanding. Problem-solving, investigative work and reasoning form a large part of the curriculum and an element of this is included in every lesson. ‘Traditional’ approaches to number work are also used, particularly the teaching of tables. Children are required to commit these to memory as they form the basis of so much work in Maths. They must be able to fluently recite both the multiplication and related division facts of every times table up to 12x12 by the end of Year 4.
At St Mary's we are now using a new system called Pupil Asset. This is a system used by all schools in the KCSP. It allows us to assess the children in detail, based on the National Curriculum objectives.