Mathematics provides a way of viewing and making sense of the world. Throughout the Early Years, mathematics focuses on the development of skills and concepts, primarily through the study of patterns and relationships. The children will be encouraged to use and apply their knowledge to a number of situations. By adopting an investigative approach to mathematics pupils will be encouraged to become creative thinkers examining a variety of strategies to find a solution to a problem. The Mathematics National Curriculum has been fully implemented across the school using the White Rose scheme of learning. Children will be encouraged to communicate their ideas through discussion and on paper. At St Paul's we wish to develop positive attitudes towards mathematics and a confidence and enthusiasm to engage in mathematical enquiry. The school has a wide range of mathematical apparatus for practical activities, including physical resources and computers. There is a strong emphasis on the development of mental mathematics, which includes times tables, and skills in estimation. The use of maths games ensure that this can be done in an enjoyable and non-threatening way. We have recently introduced daily Fluent in Five sessions which build on previously taught skills and knowledge to develop fluency.
The children in Key Stage 2 all enjoy using Times Tables Rockstars to further develop their times tables skills learnt in school.
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