Maths Coordinators: J. Raw & J.Lee
What we do
As a school we teach maths from a document called the Renewed Framework. The Framework is organised into seven strands in maths and these relate directly to the National Curriculum. The seven strands which are visited in every year group are:
- Using and applying maths
- Counting and understanding number
- Knowing and using number facts
- Understanding shape
- Handling data
These strands are revisited each term with children building on previous skills.
Maths is taught every day for 45mins up to an hour. All maths work at Stoneferry School is planned for the STAGE the children are at and not the AGE. This is applicable in every classroom (either single age or mixed age classes). The daily maths lesson consists of a mental/oral starter, a teaching session, activity/task and a plenary. Within maths lessons children get the opportunity to rehearse or learn new skills and strategies. The using and applying of maths skills should be woven into almost all aspects of maths work.
We have a calculation policy at the school which outlines the progression in learning different strategies for the four rules of number. We are obliged to show the children different methods to calculate a sum and the children will then select the method that works for them.
We have a wide range of resources available to help with the teaching and learning of maths. These include practical resources such as tape measures, shapes and digit cards and also interactive resources for use on the whiteboard.
Children record maths work in a maths book.