Mathematics

Mathematics is a tool for everyday life and children use maths as a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is our aim to develop a positive attitude to maths and a fascination with it.

We are focused on a whole school mastery approach to our teaching of mathematics. This involves spending longer on key topics by taking smaller steps to ensure that children acquire a deeper understanding. Additionally, we ensure that we are addressing the three key aims of the National Curriculum – fluency, reasoning and problem solving.

Children at Summercourt Academy, from Year 1 to Year 6, will have a structured daily maths lesson lasting between 45 and 60 minutes (children in Foundation Stage and children with SEND explore many mathematical skills and concepts through their play and continuous provision, alongside their daily maths lesson). Lessons are structured with the aim of ensuring that all children master the key skills and concepts being taught; with the support of concrete resources and pictorial representations when appropriate. As children become more confident they will explore these concepts in greater depth and use a range of reasoning and problem solving activities to develop a secure understanding.

Our Calculation Policy outlines how each operation is being taught from Reception to Year 6.