Maths At St Andrew's Church School
Maths Lead - Georgina Evans
Governor Lead - Simon Inskip
At St Andrew's Church School, we believe that everyone can do Maths. We aim to develop a culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in mathematics that produces strong, secure learning and real progress. Our goal is to ensure that when pupils leave us, they are fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, able to reason mathematically and are problem solvers by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems. They will be independent and reflective thinkers, whose skills not only liberate them in maths but also support them across the curriculum.
We follow the National Curriculum and have chosen to follow the White Rose Schemes of learning to support in the delivery of this. We use the long-term overviews to guide our planning process and always adapt our planning to suit the needs of the learners in the class.
To ensure the children’s understanding of key mathematical concepts is fully developed we follow a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to our calculation policy. We also recognise the importance of children developing strong mental maths skills and they are supported in this through early subitising, "Let's Count", Step Counting, Times Tables Rockstars, Mini-Maths and arithmetic challenges.