At Trinity we believe that every child can succeed at Maths. Exploration and enjoyment are at the heart of our teaching which aims to foster a deep and long-term understanding of key concepts. Our aim is to build confident, resilient Mathematicians who are able to draw on a range of different strategies and problem-solve effectively.
Our Maths Mastery curriculum has the following key features:
- An emphasis on developing confident mathematicians who think mathematically – rather than just ‘doing the Maths’ – by looking for patterns, structures and relationships.
- A focus on developing number fact fluency. A significant amount of time is spent reinforcing addition and subtraction facts in KS1 and times tables in KS2 as this affects children’s success in other area of mathematics.
- Opportunities to re-visit learning through Can you Still…? questions so that pupils can transfer what they have learnt to their long-term memory.
- A small step approach that gives pupils time to really explore and develop their understanding.
- Built-in reasoning and problem-solving challenges that provide pupils with the opportunity to develop a ‘deeper’ understanding of mathematical concepts.
- A safe, supported space in which pupils can share their ideas. Mistakes are an important part of the learning process and are valuable opportunities to address misconceptions.
- Closely monitored interventions for those children who need extra support.
We use the White Rose Scheme of Learning across the school, adapting it to suit the needs of our year groups. Below is structure of a typical Maths lesson:
- All children believe that by working hard at Maths they can succeed in it. Maths teaching for mastery rejects the idea that some children just ‘can’t do Maths’.
- Children see themselves as mathematicians and can make connections with the different areas of the Maths curriculum.
Please find below our Calculation Policies giving an overview on how we teach the four maths operations – ADDITION; SUBTRACTION; MULTIPLICATION and DIVISION across the year groups from EYFS – Year 6.
Numbots, TTRS, links to games
CLICK ON LINKS BELOW FOR FUN ONLINE MATHS GAMES TO SUPPORT LEARNING AT HOME
Times Tables Rock Stars (KS2)
A carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. It’s fun to play and great for your Maths skills. Pupils have been given their individual logins. Please ask your teacher if you need a reminder.
The sister site of Times Tables Rock Stars and superb for developing fluency with number bonds, addition and subtraction facts. Children work through different stages to upgrade Rusty the Robot. Great fun!