Subject Lead: Mrs Kate Patterson
At Stanley Park Infants' School we encourage every child to develop curiosity and passion for mathematics through creative investigations and fun learning. We believe that all pupils have the ability to master mathematical concepts deeply. For every child, we focus on giving them the necessary skills to develop lasting confidence within maths.
We use the maths mastery approach to develop every child’s deep understanding of mathematical concepts through fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills. Our curriculum continues to make sure that all children have a solid understanding of the core mathematical concepts in number, space, shape and measure. We ensure that our pupils dive deeply into mathematical concepts by first-hand investigation and discussion. We aim to enable all children to use and apply their mathematical knowledge through-out the EYFS and KS1 curriculums, making learning purposeful and enjoyable.
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 and develop their mathematical thinking 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 thinking 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-leads and educational professionals to conduct action research and develop and share best practice to enhance children’s learning.
Useful Learning Links
https://www.bbc.co/bitesize/primary https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stanleyp-infant https://www.topmarks.co.uk https://nrichmaths.org/9084 https://www.mathsisfun.com https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html
Maths Workshop for Parents 2023-2024 (Feb 24) - here is a copy of our latest presentation. Feedback to follow.
Getting to know numbers in Early Years!
Amazing addition and super subtraction in Year One!
Exploring how to use dynamic dienes to problem solve in Year Two!
How many places can you visit with our Mental Maths Passports? Travel the world and beyond!
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