At St Matthew’s, we strongly believe that every child can succeed in Maths. Our teachers are experienced and trained in delivering a ‘mastery curriculum’ for all pupils.
We strive to keep each class together, working at the same level by using ‘same day interventions’ for those children who have struggled with a particular concept. For children who have grasped a concept rapidly, they will be further challenged through breadth and depth within that objective, as opposed to moving on to the next.
Throughout every Maths topic, we endeavour to provide a Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach to teaching and learning. This following extract is taken from the White Rose Maths Hub:
Concrete – Children should have the opportunity to use concrete objects to help them understand what they are doing.
Pictorial – Children can then build on this previous step by using pictorial representations which can be used to help with reasoning and problem-solving questions.
Abstract – With the foundations firmly laid, children should be able to work without the able support using numbers and key concepts with confidence.
This year at St Matthew’s, we have had a real push forwards to ensuring that every child has been exposed to a range of reasoning and problem-solving activities. These can come in many forms.
You can also find the Long Term Plan for each Class at the bottom of this page, in addition to a more detailed explanation for how we achieve mastery for all ages and abilities at St Matthew’s.
To see each individual class’ topics for mathematics this year, please have a look at the relevant class’ ‘Long Term Plan’ below, all documents are PDF and should open on most devices.