We introduced a new mastery-led mathematics curriculum at St George's in September 2017. Attached to this page is a mastery guide for parents.
The aim of the curriculum is to ensure that our children master their understanding of mathematics at their age-related expectations.
We have introduced smaller teaching sets as well as a time of the day to focus on fluency and the teaching of key number facts including number bonds, times tables, doubling, halving etc.
In this section we will be explaining the organisation and expectations of our curriculum.
Mathematics is central to learning. Our children's lives are full of numbers. Mathematics also helps them to achieve well in other subjects such as science, computing, history and geography. It is vital to contribute to how our children learn and live.
At St George's we aim to develop children who:
- Understand numbers, how to count them, read them and apply their knowledge to understanding large and decimal numbers.
- Have excellent foundation knowledge. This includes the vital elements of number bonds to 20 and division and multiplication times tables.
- Are mentally agile. Our children should be confident and fluent with numbers and number patterns.
- Use their mathematical knowledge to solve calculation and problems. They have mastered the concept and mathematics as well as understaing how 'to do' something.
- Apply their mathematics in a variety of situations.
“Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment”
Primary National Curriculum, 2014
We will also be adding home learning links and videos to explain our key teaching methods.