At St Anne's we ensure that our mathematics curriculum fully embraces the three key areas of the national curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving. To help the children develop their skills and understanding, we use an approach where we encourage them to 'Say it,' 'Build it,' 'Draw it' and 'Write it.'
We firmly believe that this emphasis on practical experience, talk, and conceptual understanding, underpins the development of skilled and curious mathematicians who can make conjectures, generalisations and prove their understanding.
What our children say about............
Using 'Working Walls' in class:
Using 'Talk Partners':
Using 'Reasoning' throughout the teaching:
The current calculation policy is sourced from the White Rose Maths hub and provides clear examples of the type of methods that we use at St Anne's. If you are unsure of how to support your child with homework, please speak to their teacher. Click here for a copy of the policy.
In addition, all children are registered on Skoolbo- use of this free web resource 2/3 times a week for 20 minutes can have an excellent impact on pupils' recall of number facts, as can regular home practice of tables etc. We are already proud to have answered over 250000 questions as a school and there is fierce competition each week to win the inflatable Skoolbo trophy which is awarded for the class with the highest accuracy percentage. If you are unsure of your child's login, please contact their class teacher.
Every week we hold a 'Maths Eyes' assembly. Every class is given the same picture and pupils are asked to write a question (and answer!) inspired by the photo. A selection of these are discussed in assembly to model quality problem solving and reasoning to all.
Here is an example of one of the pictures presented to the children.