At St Mark's we believe that maths is the foundation for understanding the world and we want our children to know the purpose behind their learning and to apply their knowledge to their everyday lives. The curriculum is creative and engaging with lessons taught discretely. This is predominately taught in single year groups in Key Stage 2. In Key Stage 1, they are taught as a whole class followed by direct input to individual year groups as needed.
Our aim is to develop the necessary skills to make all children “deep thinkers” acquiring maths skills that can be recalled quickly and transferred and applied in different contexts. We provide a balanced coverage of the different strands of maths and make rich connections across different areas of the curriculum. All pupils have access to our maths curriculum and are challenged and supported through the use of apparatus, discussion, modelling and diagrams. We strive for children to increase their fluency in maths through regular practice and the maths badges.
Below are the long term plans for year group.