Maths is part of everyday life, from using money and telling the time to working out complicated mathmatical problems within places of work. Mathmatical concepts are all around us and we encourage children to apply their maths skills each day in and out of the actual maths lesson- from our foundation stage children using their maths skills to problem solve in the outdoor area to Year 6 collating weather information as part of their geography work..
At St Anne's we ensure that our mathematics curriculum fully embraces the three key areas of the national curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving. We endevour to bring maths to life for young children by using the approach of 'Say it,' 'Build it,' 'Draw it' and 'Write it.' These four ways of demonstrating a mathmatical concept enable children to visualise maths and make sense of the numbers on a page. We firmly believe that an emphasis on talk, and conceptial understanding underpins the development of skilled and curious mathmaticians who can make conjectures and generalisations to prove their understanding.
We base our sequence of learning on the materials produced by White Rose. This produces a structure for teacher to build their own mathematical teaching around.
Language and vocabulary is key- to see the range of mathematical language in the classroom click here
To view our updated maths policy (draft) click here
The current calculation policies are sourced from the White Rose Maths hub and provide clear examples of the type of methods that we use at St Anne's. If you are unsure of how to support your child with their leanring at home click on the images below to explore some of the methods that we teach in school.
Units covered over the course of the year: please note the order may be adjusted as teachers review learning needs of the class as part of ongoing assessment.