Mathematics – Vision and Aims

At Allerton CE Primary School, we strive for all pupils to develop a passion, knowledge and understanding of mathematics. Children are able to grow into confident, creative, mathematicians, who flourish in their learning, making links between taught concepts and Maths in everyday life.

We aim that all pupils:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, developing an ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Can reason mathematically, developing an argument or proof using mathematical language.
  • Can show resilience and persevere to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems including unfamiliar contexts and everyday, real-life situations.
  • Can use mathematical language accurately; discussing their learning with confidence and precision, both independently and collaboratively.
  • Possess positive attitudes to Mathematics through interesting, purposeful and enjoyable experiences.
  • Record their work in a clear and accurate way where the presentation is of a high standard and something that they are proud of.

Mastery Approach

At Allerton CE Primary, we follow a Maths Mastery Approach using Maths No Problem. In every KS1 and KS2 classroom, the children are using textbooks and workbooks, which have been written to support teachers in all aspects of their planning whilst delivering Singapore Maths methods effectively. These ‘Maths No Problem’ resources are being fully supported by the Department for Education because ‘mastery’, the ability to understand fully a concept and being able to apply it within different situations, is part of the requirements of the curriculum. The Maths – No Problem! primary school series has been created specifically for children living in the UK and is fully aligned to the 2014 curriculum. It provides all the elements that teachers need to teach Maths mastery with confidence.

In mathematics lessons you will see:

  • Well planned lessons that are tailored to support the needs of all children.
  • Children engaged showing a passion for Maths.
  • Interactive and practical learning including concrete, pictorial and abstract resources used in tandem.
  • A range of challenges to consolidate and extend learning.
  • Working walls that enable learning and support discussion.
  • Mathematical vocabulary being used accurately and confidently where children can articulate their reasoning.

On working walls you will see:

  1. A 100 square.
  2. Current learning represented as concrete/pictorial with the abstract method alongside.
  3. A Maths dictionary available in the classroom.
  4. Challenge boards reflecting current learning.
  5. Maths – No Problem! stem sentences to prompt discussion.