Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations or algorithms; it is about understanding. - William Paul Thurston
Mathematics Intent Statement
We teach the Mathematics National Curriculum, emphasising the importance of being fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics. We believe it is vital that children have secure conceptual understanding of maths so that they are able to develop their mathematical reasoning skills. The intent of our curriculum is to enable children to flourish in mathematics, using their knowledge and understanding throughout their school life, enriching their passion and enthusiasm for the subject. We believe giving all children a secure knowledge base will enable fluency across maths, science and technology, allowing them to be equipped for the future.
Mathematics Implementation Statement
At St Margaret's at Troy Town we follow the National Curriculum. Please see the table below to access the National Curriculum expectations appropriate for your child(ren).
Mathematics Impact Statement
At St Margaret's at Troy Town we formally assess and collect data 3 times a year in order to monitor childrens' progress. We use an adapted version of the Pilgrim Progress assessment spine to monitor attainment throughout the year. We follow a 'Review, Teach, I know' system where we review what the children already know, teach the new curriculum objectives and then informally assess to see what sticky knowledge has been retained by each child.
Helpful Maths Websites
All children from Year 2 upwards have a username and password for this site - please see your child's pack for their login details if your child can't remember them.
This is free site and is suitable for EYFS all the way up to Year 6. Please use the browse by age group function to find appropriate games and activities for your child.
Another free site, again suitable for EYFS up to Year 6.
Nrich is a fantasic site, really working to build children's understanding of maths. I have linked to the KS1/2 site but for EYFS please click the 'Early Years' tab.
ICT games has some great maths games for EYFS and KS1.
For KS1 and 2 (KS1 top page of each, KS2 bottom) this has some great problems that might really stretch your child to think!
Suitable for all Year groups, and handily (and clearly!) sorted by year group!