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At Stanstead, we aim to allow every child to leave our school as a confident and competent mathematician.

In Foundation we follow the new 2020 EYFS Framework. As well as number, we provide opportunities for the children to problem solve, understand and use shapes, measure and develop their own spatial awareness. We teach a short Maths lesson every day, which can take place both indoors and outdoors, through a wide range of practical and “hands on” activities. We then provide the children with the equipment to explore this further in the environment, this is known as “continuous provision”.

In Years 1 – 6 we follow the Power Maths Curriculum, which breaks down the National Curriculum into a coherent learning journey. White Rose and NCETM resources are used alongside the Power Maths scheme when teachers identify further learning time is needed on a particular concept (before moving to the next lesson in Power Maths). In addition to our daily maths sessions, we also include a daily fluency session. There is a particular focus on times tables and year group specific ready to progress criteria during these sessions.

Each lesson will allow the children to work on the following skills:

  • Fluency: Learning and knowing key facts, including number bonds and times tables, with a focus of the children becoming efficient with their calculations and noticing relationships and links to support the accuracy of their arithmetic.
  • Reasoning: Regular opportunities to engage in rich, meaningful mathematical talk, allowing children to explain their answers and thoughts.
  • Problem solving: Regular opportunities for children to solve problems where they have to really think.

Each child also has their own individual login for Times Table Rockstars so they can practise their multiplication and division skills in school and at home.

Children in Year 1 to Year 6 follow the National Curriculum for Mathematics