At St John and St Francis our aim is to develop a culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress. We aim to develop children as confident mathematicians who have the ability to apply their learning in context.
We have chosen to follow the White Rose Maths Hub Schemes of Learning. We use the long-term overviews to guide of 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 Times Tables Rockstars, MathsBots and arithmetic challenges.