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St Louis Catholic Academy

St Louis
Catholic Academy

Maths

Intent

Our curriculum has been developed to meet the national curriculum, and we have selected some of our programmes of study that we recognise to be challenging, age progressive and reflective of preparing children for their next key stage of study.

In developing maths skills, we will:

  • Provide children with a common and progressive maths language used throughout the school.
  • Engage all learners in the enjoyment of maths and enable them to speak with increasing confidence about their maths understanding using an extensive and age appropriate vocabulary consistently modelled by adults.
  • Systematically use concrete, pictorial and abstract resources to support learners across the school. 
  • Children make good or better progress in their maths learning as they progress through school. Where this is not happening, we will work with the SENCO and other agencies to identify any support that your child needs help from.
  • Books are marked using in compliance with our Feedback and Marking Policy and marking has impact on future learning.
  • Provide a learning environment communicates a love of maths. 
  • All children make good or better progress. 
  • Train all our staff to be confident teachers of maths.  
  • Plan our teaching to challenge all children to make good progress. 
  • Maths Mastery skills are taught to all children in school. 

Implementation 

We teach maths to KS1 using 

  • Progressive teaching in line with our Calculation Policy
  • Use of our school wide maths vocabulary
  • Mastering number curriculum
  • White Rose Maths curriculum
  • Familiarisation with problem-solving 
  • Workbooks to support daily problem-solving 
  • Introduction of maths exercise books to familiarise children with use of book layout on squared paper and to introduce our whole-school expectations for presentation to learners. 
  • Quality first teaching
  • Maths interventions for identified children to close learning gaps and respond to identified learning needs
  • Regular half-termly reviews of progress in maths learning through teacher assessment, formal testing, leadership monitoring and pupil review meetings

We teach maths to KS1 using 

  • Progressive teaching in line with our Calculation Policy
  • Systematic teaching in an agreed and synchronised lesson sequence
  • Use of our school wide maths vocabulary
  • White Rose Maths curriculum
  • Focus on problem-solving 
  • Workbooks to support daily problem-solving where a need is identified
  • Use of maths exercise books using book layout on squared paper and teaching whole-school expectations for presentation to learners. 
  • Quality first teaching
  • Maths interventions for identified children to close learning gaps and respond to identified learning needs
  • Regular half-termly reviews of progress in maths learning through teacher assessment, formal testing, leadership monitoring and pupil review meetings
  • Confidence building strategies to build independence in maths 
  • Times Tables Rockstars (TTRS) to support children to learn their times tables 
  • The Plus One curriculum scheme to develop confidence and basic number skills for children with identified learning needs
  • PiXL therapies and other interventions with teachers and support staff to accelerate learning and close any learning gaps 
  • Workbooks for children with identified learning needs
  • Problem-solving and other extensions for more able learners
  • Tailored support and adapted learning in lessons for those with identified need 
  • TTRS competitions to incentivise and reward learning
  • Well-resourced classrooms with working walls, concrete manipulative and other scaffolds to support learning
  • Parental engagement to support understanding of how we teach maths 
  • Videos to support home learning for parents and carers (under development)
  • Homework to reinforce what has already been taught
  • Setting end of key stage targets 2022 2023 Targets 
  • Impact