Mathematics Subject Leader is Miss Wallbanks
Our curriculum intent for maths is that all children will:
At Holy Trinity we aim not only develop the mathematical skills and understanding required for later life, but also an enthusiasm, enjoyment and fascination about mathematics itself. We aim to increase confidence in mathematics so pupils are able to express themselves and their ideas using mathematical language. We recognise the importance of creating a supportive environment where children are given the opportunities to respond to high levels of expectation and challenge as well as developing their independence.
We recognise the importance of developing a balance of number fluency, reasoning and problem solving. We continually aim to embed the three main skills into every lesson. Pupils regularly practise fluency skills in a range of different ways. Step Maths, arithmetic challenges and Times Tables Rock Stars are used to support this. Pupils' achievements in mathematics are recognised through certificates and badges in assembly.
To develop pupils reasoning and problem solving skills further, we teach a ‘Mathemagician’ lesson every week where pupils are encouraged to think systematically, connect ideas and explaining their conclusions. At Holy Trinity we believe that no ceiling should ever be put on a pupils learning potential, therefore we differentiate lessons using our whole school approach ‘Going for Gold’. Pupils are encouraged to choose their own level which encourages independence and resilience.
We recognise that parents make a significant difference to the pupils’ progress in mathematics and encourage this essential partnership. At Holy Trinity, every child from Reception to Year 6 has access to the online homework tool ‘Mathletics’. Tasks are set to consolidate learning in the classroom and pupils can also practise their number fluency skills by competing on ‘Live Mathletics’. Pupils from Years 2 to 6 have access to Times Tables Rock stars. Pupils' achievements on Mathletics and Times Tables Rock Stars are recognised and they are awarded with certificates during assembly.
Videos of our calculation methods can be found under: children's zone- video resource centre and our calculation policy can be found under: About us: Policies and at the bottom of this page.
How does Mathematics fit in with our school vision?