The National Curriculum
At St Paul's and All Hallows we follow the National Curriculum for mathematics.
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. The programmes of study are, by necessity, organised into apparently distinct domains, but pupils should make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. They should also apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.
At St Paul’s and All Hallows we use Abacus Active learn as a planning resource. Abacus follows the national curriculum and supports our staff in teaching for mastery.
Weekly homework is set by teachers for children to complete using their individual abacus log in details. Homework links with the weeks learning and is a chance for children to consolidate what they have been taught. Teachers check each child’s progress through this resource.
Please ensure your child logs on each week to complete their homework.
Abacus-Teaching for mastery
Mastery means having a secure understanding of mathematical concepts and processes, combined with a genuine procedural fluency. A child who has mastered a particular skill is able to apply their understanding and solve different types of problem, including where the skill is either embedded in a different context, or where a choice of method has to be made
Some children will be able to achieve mastery with greater depth. This means that they are able to apply their understanding of a concept in a wider variety of contexts, some of which are more difficult. They can manipulate the facts they know and the skills they possess in order to solve more complex problems. More developed forms of mathematical reasoning are central to this process, and enable the recognition of a link between operations and processes.