At St Nic’s all children take part in a daily maths lesson. As a school we have adopted a Mastery Approach which means that all of the children within a year group work on the same topic at the same time. We want all of our children to have the same opportunities in their maths learning, so we make use of time outside of maths lessons to work with children who need additional help to keep up with the rest of the class. This means that these children do not end up with gaps because the rest of the class have moved ahead of them. We also run challenge groups outside of the main maths lessons for children to work on more complex problems, such as those found in the First Maths Challenge and Primary Maths Challenges. This makes sure that these children have the chance to deepen their learning, rather than racing ahead.
The children have regular opportunities to practice their basic maths skills and revisit topics they have previously covered as we believe this will help them to secure their knowledge. We have subscriptions to TimesTables Rock Stars, MyMaths and Doodle Maths to support with this. The children are able to access these programs from home.
At the heart of our maths curriculum is the aim that all our children become curious, confident and flexible mathematicians.
The following statements indicate how we intend to do this: