Mathematics

The teaching of Mathematics at St Vincent's has number at the core in order to ensure that children become mathematically FLUENT.  The overviews on this page show how we balance all strands of mathematical knowledge and understanding across each year group.  Teaching and learning is maths is based on the White Rose materials.
 
We ensure that children are all given regular opportunities to PROBLEM SOLVE and REASON so that they are skilled in using and applying the mathematical concepts that they learn and become fluent in.
 
Each maths lesson starts with "maths challenge" time, which is an opportunity to revisit previous learning in order to make sure that children remain confident and well practised across the full breadth of mathematical skills being developed throughout the year.
When introduced to a new concept, children should have the opportunity to build competency by taking the following approach:
 
Concrete - children should have the opportunity to use concrete objects and manipulatives to help them understand what they are doing.
 
Pictorial - alongside the concrete resources, children should use pictorial representations. These can then be used to help reason and solve problems.
 
Abstract - concrete and pictorial representations should then support children's understanding of abstract methods and strategies.