Subject Lead: Mrs Kate Patterson
At Stanley Park Infants’ School, we believe that all pupils have the ability to master mathematical concepts deeply. We encourage all children to develop curiosity and enthusiasm for the subject. With every child, we focus on equipping them with the necessary skills to enable them to develop lasting confidence within maths. These skills will support them in later life. Mathematics teaching at Stanley Park Infants’ School aims to develop every child’s deep understanding of mathematical concepts through fluency, problem solving, reasoning skills. Our curriculum continues to make sure that all children have a secure, solid, and passionate foundation of the core mathematical concepts in number, space, shape and measure. We ensure that our pupils can dive deeply into mathematical concepts by exploring and talking about their learning. We aim to enable all children to use and apply their mathematical knowledge through-out the EYFS and KS1 curriculums, making learning purposeful and fun. We set high expectations in our teaching and learning so that our pupils acquire the necessary tools to become successful, life-long learners.
How we teach Maths
Maths lessons at Stanley Park Infants’ School follow the ‘Teaching for Mastery’ approach, giving all children opportunities to explore mathematical concepts at greater depth. We use the three main teaching and learning approaches - concrete, pictorial and abstract. Daily lessons include: fluency practice, problem-solving and in-depth reasoning to allow children to progressively develop a deep understanding of the mathematical concepts outlined in the EYFS and KS1 curriculums. Our lesson design ensures there are plenty of opportunities for: revisiting concepts, discussing mathematical ideas including using a wide range of mathematical vocabulary, greater depth reasoning, dealing with misconceptions and moving learning on by taking small, sequential steps whilst providing appropriate levels of challenge for all abilities. All these learning opportunities are delivered within meaningful, purposeful and fun contexts linked to other areas of the curriculum. Stanley Park Infants’ School is a member of the London South West Maths Hub, which is part of a 37 nationwide network. The hubs bring together maths educational professionals to conduct action research and to develop and share best practice to enhance children’s learning.
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