St. Philip's C of E Primary School

Together We Achieve

Bolton Old Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9FD

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Welcome to St. Philip’s Primary

Aims:

 

We aim for all children to...

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that all children have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to solve problems;

 

  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations and developing an argument through the confident use of key mathematical terms;

 

  • solve problems by applying their mathematical skills to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and preserving in seeking solutions.

Curriculum Implementation

At St. Philip’s CE Primary School, children study mathematics daily and they encounter a broad and balanced curriculum that includes elements of number, calculation, geometry, measures and statistics. The White Rose scheme of work is used primarily (supplemented by other resources like the NCETM Mastery Document) to help all children to not only develop their mathematical methods, but also their understanding of key vocabulary and to broaden and deepen their mathematical understanding of key concepts.

Our aim is for every child to be confident in each yearly objective and we use a range of resources to ensure that our maths curriculum is specific to each child’s learning journey and their individual needs. Children across school complete homework activities using online resources like Numbots, TT Rockstars and MyMaths. These resources help the children to consolidate their mathematical understanding of key concepts and strategies. Class Dojo pages are also used to model good practice of how children can use the key methods and strategies being taught across school (e.g. the bar model and part whole-model).  

 

The Early Learning Goals are used to ensure continuity and progression from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to the National Curriculum. Statutory requirement for the learning and teaching of Mathematics are laid out in the National Curriculum Mathematics Document (2014).  At St. Philip’s all learning and teaching is done in accordance with these.

 

Curriculum Impact

Throughout each lesson formative assessment takes place to identify children’s strengths and future areas for development. Feedback and marking further highlights and identifies next steps that help all children to progress further in their maths learning, whilst also addressing any misconceptions or common errors that they may have. Teachers use this information to plan future lessons, whilst a progression document is currently being used to identify possible gaps in learning due to the recent pandemic.

Each term children in Year 1-Year 6 complete the White Rose assessments for arithmetic, reasoning and problem solving.  Teachers also utilise the Rising Stars Arithmetic Tests and end of unit White Rose assessments (supplemented by the work completed by the children in their daily maths lessons) to build-up a clear and coherent understanding of the children’s progress and attainment.  

Using and applying our measuring skills in Year 2.
Using and applying our measuring skills in Year 2.
Examples of Year 1 strategies shared via Class Dojo.
Examples of Year 1 strategies shared via Class Dojo.
Examples of addition strategies shared via Class Dojo.
Examples of addition strategies shared via Class Dojo.
Year 3 place value models and images.
Year 3 place value models and images.

This academic year, schools in England will be required to administer an online multiplication tables checks for all pupils in Year 4. The purpose of this check is to determine how confidently pupils can recall their times table fluently. TT Rockstars will be instrumental in helping all pupils to prepare for this end of year online check.