Essential characteristics of mathematicians:
- An understanding of the important concepts and an ability to make connections within mathematics.
- A broad range of skills in using and applying mathematics.
- Fluent knowledge and recall of number facts and the number system.
- The ability to show initiative in solving problems in a wide range of contexts, including the new or unusual.
- The ability to think independently and to persevere when faced with challenges, showing a confidence of success.
- The ability to embrace the value of learning from mistakes and false starts.
- The ability to reason, generalise and make sense of solutions.
- Fluency in performing written and mental calculations and mathematical techniques.
- A wide range of mathematical vocabulary.
- A commitment to and passion for the subject.
At St Peter’ we have embedded a mastery approach and use one of the two DFE approved approaches, Power Maths, across the school. This is supported by other resources such as Fluency In Five, Learning By Questions (LBQ) and Maths Flex to provide individualised reinforcement and challenge.
- Know and use numbers: This concept involves understanding the number system and how they are used in a wide variety of mathematical ways.
- Add and subtract: This concept involves understanding both the concepts and processes of addition and subtraction.
- Multiply and divide: This concept involves understanding both the concepts and processes of multiplication and division.
- Use fractions: This concept involves understanding the concept of part and whole and ways of calculating using it.
- Understand the properties of shapes: This concept involves recognising the names and properties of geometric shapes and angles.
- Describe position, direction and movement: This concept involves recognising various types of movement.
- Use measures: This concept involves becoming familiar with a range of measures, devices used for measuring and calculations.
- Use statistics: This concept involves interpreting, manipulating and presenting data in various ways.
- Use algebra: This concept involves recognising mathematical properties and relationships using symbolic representation.
Maths Curriculum Reception
Maths Curriculum Year 1
Maths Curriculum Year 2
Maths Curriculum Year 3
Maths Curriculum Year 4
Maths Curriculum Year 5
Maths Curriculum Year 6
Reception Calculation Policy
Key Stage One Calculation Policy
Lower Key Stage Two Calculation Policy
Upper Key Stage Two Calculation Policy