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Maths

Maths Intent at St Francis Xavier

 

We strongly believe that all children, no matter what their starting points, can become confident, competent mathematicians. The use of Inspire Maths Mastery is fundamental to ensuring children experience a range of concrete, pictoral and abstract learning to maximise their understanding of mathematics. It is essential that, through EYFS and KS1, children have a secure knowledge of number at the earliest opportunity and use all available time to make as much progress as possible in this area. Our Maths curriculum, through consistent high expectations and challenge, ensures the majority of children leave KS2 with sustained Mastery. This means children are fluent in basic concepts, can reason mathematically and are able to make links with their knowledge to solve problems in relation to National standards. It is our intent that children build on some of the school’s intents in Maths specifically, working independently and collaboratively, building on prior knowledge, show resilience and peer and self-reflect.

Nursery - Maths, Maths, Everywhere! Embedded across our curriculum and our learning environment.

Year 4 multiplication

In Autumn 2, Year 2 have been learning about addition and subtraction.

Nursery children have been enjoying sorting different objects and sorting them by colour. Children especially like to sort objects when it is tidy up time!

Year 6 - Four Operations

Year 6 have been taught the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and have been applying these skills to worded problems. 

Year 5 - Addition and Subtraction

Exploring Patterns - In maths reception children have been exploring patterns. Children have been making patterns using natural materials and also from different objects in the school!

Year 5 have been taught formal written methods for addition and subtraction, and have then been applying those skills when problem solving. 

Year 4 - Addition and Subtraction

Year 4 have been practising a formal written method for addition and subtraction and applying these skills to problems.

Year 3 have been practising a formal written method for addition and subtraction and have been applying these skills to solve problems. 

Taller or Shorter? Reception children have not only been comparing the height of their towers but also the height of themselves!

Reception children have been busy matching today! Children have been finding their friends who have the same sock and creating pairs!

Year 3 - Addition and Subtraction

Year 2 - Place Value

Year 2 have been looking at place value and counting in multiples of 10.

Year 1 - Place Value

Year 1 have been looking at place value within 10. 

Reception children have been looking at how many letters are in their name, using blocks to support their counting!

Nursery children enjoy the maths opportunities that are all around us everyday! There are lot's of opportunities for us to explore, think, talk and do. We also have a daily maths focus at registration to count, compare, talk about the days of the week and months of the year and sing lots of number songs too!

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