At St George's, we follow a mastery approach for Maths. Children are taught the curriculum within their year group, with tasks of varying difficulties, and support is given where needed through concrete resources, discrete teaching of skills and adult intervention. Challenge is a big part of our maths teaching as we want our children to show bravery when taking risks with their learning and build resilience to persevere and try again. We encourage lots of partner talk and whole class discussion, and as teachers, we are here to guide and facilitate children’s discovery of all things maths!
Whilst following the National Curriculum, we also use Southwark STAR and White Rose mastery resources to help us plan and deliver our lessons. Click the files below to download our calculation policies and documents and click here to access White Rose website.
Mastery Whole School Curriculum Overview Topics
Maths is one of the four specific areas within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Each specific area is divided into Early Learning Goals, for maths these are:
Numbers - children learn to count and the value of numbers, higher and lower. These skills support them to solve problems, use money and calculate more or less.
Shape, Space and Measure - these skills support children to understand size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money and compare quantities, objects and solve problems.
Popcorn Education Timestables
Timestables is a big focus for our school and our aim is that all children know up to 12x12 by heart, by the end of Year 4. We do weekly timestable speed tests at school, where children are encouraged to beat their personal best.
We use Mathletics to assist online learning of maths. We set weekly homework using this platform and time in school is spent accessing the videos and activities. This particular programme is useful for repetition of key skills such as calculation and understanding number.
Files to Download
Calculation Policy Mental Calculation Policy Year 1 Autumn Term Year 1 Spring Term Year 1 Summer Term Year 2 Autumn Term Year 2 Spring Term Year 2 Summer Term Year 3 Autumn Term Year 3 Spring Term Year 3 Summer Term Year 4 Autumn Term Year 4 Spring Term Year 4 Summer Term Year 5 Autumn Term Year 5 Spring Term Year 5 Summer Term Year 6 Autumn Term Year 6 Spring/Summer Terms