The school implements the programmes of study as outlined in the 2014 National Curriculum. Through a mastery approach, in which children are provided with concrete and visual experiences before moving onto more abstract concepts, our aim is that children become fluent mathematicians. By this we mean that they can:
• tackle maths problems efficiently, using the most effective strategy;
• work with accuracy;
• work with flexibility, having a knowledge of more than one approach and selecting the one which is most
appropriate for the task.
We believe that maths in the primary years should be an enjoyable and meaningful experience and through interactive technology and a range of interactive teaching techniques, all children are actively engaged in maths lessons.
Maths strategies are presented annually at each Year Group Curriculum Meeting in September to enable parents to more effectively support their children at home. Parents are invited to a ‘Maths Workshop’ where the school’s approach to mathematics is explained. Parents can also go into lessons to observe staff teaching maths. Teachers are available throughout the year to explain strategies to parents where there is uncertainty. The school’s Formal Calculations Policy, which clearly explains the calculations used throughout the school for addition, subtraction,multiplication and division, is available on the school’s website. Video clips, showing how maths concepts can be taught, are also available on the school website. At Greasby Junior School, we follow ‘Maths – No Problem!’.