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The aims of our Maths teaching at St Columba’s Catholic Primary School are aligned with the aims of the National Curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving – both in lesson and across the curriculum. We recognise that pupils need to learn basic number facts and acquire fluency in procedures, alongside developing conceptual understanding if they are to be able to solve increasingly complex problems in life and later in the workplace.

 A mastery approach to the teaching of mathematics has been adopted, so that we have high expectations of all our pupils. We endeavour to make the maths curriculum accessible to all pupils; moving them through the programme of study at broadly the same pace, with opportunities to work on the objectives more deeply for those who grasp concepts rapidly.

Teachers from EYFS to Year 6 follow the White Rose Schemes and use a wide variety of resources to provide pupils with a range of challenges where they can apply their skills. Pupils who are not fluent with previous learning will consolidate their understanding through additional practice before moving on, therefore ensuring that they are ready for the next steps in learning.

 A detailed overview of the learning for each year group is found below.

National Curriculum Intent

Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check Information

Useful Websites for ideas/resources: Gareth Metcalfe resources

Improving Maths EEF document (particularly summary pgs6-7)

Parental guide for MTC is

Natwest Free workshops

Centre of Excellence award

My Money week 14-18 June 2021 – week beginning 8th November 2021

Derek Haylock book for teachers explaining maths Mathematics explained for Primary Teachers

Deliberate misconceptions on past SATs papers by ryanholmes91 on TES primary maths vocabulary (Although website is currently not secure)  - linked NC strands to previous SATs paper questions

OFSTED Deep Dive Self Evaluation Framework (Twinkl)

SATs past papers

TES Maths Taboo