Maths at St Mary's
At St. Mary’s we believe that every child can develop a deep understanding and love of maths. With outstanding teaching, encouragement and the right kind of support our children are able to thrive. They are given the confidence to ask questions, share ideas, make mistakes and reflect on their maths journey at the same time as being reassured by their peers and teachers.
Alongside our well-planned lessons, there are high quality textbooks and workbooks to further enhance the pupils’ learning; accompanied by a wealth of teaching resources, student resources and professional development based on the transformational "teaching for mastery" methods.
Visual representations are used as an aid to help conceptual understanding, including bar models that are used by the children to represent the size of quantities and fractional parts. Our approach is centred on the five core competencies which are: Number Sense, Visualisation, Generalisation, Communication and Metacognition.
St. Mary’s uses the "Maths No Problem" programme which is based on international evidence based learning theories . Our school leaders, teachers, teaching assistants and children have benefited from learning theories based professional development, that underpin the methods and materials found in the "Maths No Problem" books.
Yearly Overview of Maths at a Glance in each Year Group
We follow a mastery curriculum as we want our children to have a deep understanding of each concept so they can apply their knowledge and skills accurately. The yearly overview provides the suggested timings for each concept, which can be adapted to suit the needs of the class, timetable and other commitments.
Please click here to view Dr. Yeap Ban Har's Maths videos
Have a look at the Maths No Problem case study video. Who can you spot?