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.
Year 6 have been taught the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and have been applying these skills to worded problems.
Year 5 have been taught formal written methods for addition and subtraction, and have then been applying those skills when problem solving.
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.
Year 2 have been looking at place value and counting in multiples of 10.
Year 1 have been looking at place value within 10.