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I am a mathematician. I explore and play with numbers, shapes and different units of measure. I am curious to find solutions, to solve problems and think critically. I approach difficult concepts logically and prove my ideas creatively, using words, pictures and jottings. I am fluent in the language of number and use this fluency to help me solve mysteries. I understand the power and beauty of mathematics and use concrete resources, pictures and equations to make links across the curriculum and help me understand our world.  

Our Maths Champions are Mrs Francis, Mr Scott, Miss Michell and Mrs Blows.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved Maths. Once you have a secure understanding of the patterns and relationships of number, it is one of the most rewarding subjects. I want to enable as many children as possible to discover the joy of Maths so that they continue to be livelong learners, using their skills in all aspects of daily life. My aim is for all children to leave Key Stage 1 with the skills to rapidly recall number facts and have a strong foundation that enables them to reason and problem solve confidently.
When I was at school, I found maths a bit of a tricky subject. This however has turned out to be a positive thing for me as I appreciate different learning styles and that no one method/strategy will work for every child. I now have a real love and passion for maths and want to help children access all areas of maths, regardless of their ability!
Mathematics is a vital part of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage as number, shape, size, weight, capacity, time and distance can be part of children’s everyday life. Our role is to build children’s confidence and ability to solve problems within these areas through the use of practical and purposeful strategies

INTENT

At St Petroc’s, our aim is for every child to develop a deep understanding of Maths, equipping them with the skills of calculation, reasoning and problem solving that they need in life beyond school. Following a mastery approach, we strive to build a love for the subject and a desire to constantly improve on the skills we learn along the way. We encourage the use of practical resources to support understanding and we develop the ability to apply our maths knowledge across any subject.

IMPLEMENTATION

All classes follow a mastery approach and ensure that children are given the opportunity to apply skills learnt in reasoning and problem solving activities.  Wherever possible we provide practical activities that enable the children to practice theses skills.  In addition, we aim to make learning meaningful and fun by linking these maths skills to other areas of the curriculum and to real-life situations.

99 Club Challenge!

 

Across the school, we use an initiative called the 99 Club which helps our children with their mathematical fluency. 99 Club has been developed to help raise standards in Mathematics by encouraging pupils to improve their mental maths skills, fluency in number and therefore increase the speed and confidence they tackle mental maths problems in Maths sessions, across the curriculum and in day to day life.

At the heart of
Power Maths
is the belief that all children can achieve.

It’s built on an exciting growth mindset and

problem-solving approach.

 

A typical lesson structure

Resources are vital in our understanding!

Times Table Knowledge

99 Club

Our Maths Policies

We use the Power Maths Calculation policies across the whole school. If you click on the phase you are interested in you will find examples of how each of the operations are taught in the different year groups.

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Key vocabulary and meanings

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