Maths @ The Rosary
Maths Intent - For Rosary Pupils to be Mathematicians
Rosary pupils will become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, they will know and apply key skills and reason mathematically. Pupils will also solve problems across a range of contexts methodically and with resilience. Rosary pupils will have a secure and confident grasp in the fundamentals of maths. This conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge forms the foundations of all maths learning. This alongside the application of age appropriate key skills, and use of mathematical vocabulary, allows access to deeper understanding; therefore, making purposeful connections between areas of maths and other subjects.
End point Expectations
Rosary pupils are taught in sequential small steps, that embeds learning and understanding. The end point expectations are the key objectives that we aim for each child to have mastered before moving on to the next year group.
At The Rosary we use the Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) approach. This is a system of learning that uses physical and visual aids to build a child’s understanding of abstract topics. Pupils are introduced to a new mathematical concept through the use of concrete resources (e.g. fruit, Dienes blocks etc). When they are comfortable solving problems with physical aids, they are given problems with pictures – usually pictorial representations of the concrete objects they were using.
Then they are asked to solve problems where they only have the abstract i.e. numbers or other symbols. Building these steps across a lesson can help pupils better understand the relationship between numbers and the real world, and therefore helps secure their understanding of the mathematical concept they are learning.
Please refer to The Rosary Calculation Policy to see examples of the CPA approaches used for the 4 operations.
Pupils receive weekly homework.
Pupils in years 1 - 6 will be allocated a homework question book. PLEASE do not write in this - use the given exercise book. The work set will reflect what the pupils are learning in class.
They will also have a weekly fact fluency focus test (eg Timetables)
Reception: counting in 2's, 5's and 10's
Year 1 Timetables: x 2, 5 10
Year 2 Timetables: X 2, 5, 10, 3, 4
Year 3 Timetables X 2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 6, 8
Year 4 Timetables all up to 12 x 12
Year 5 Timetables consolidation of times and division facts
Year 6 Timetables consolidation of times and division facts
Pupils (years 1-6) all have access to a digital platform TT Rockstars to consolidate timetables learning. Please see class teachers for the log on details. Parents you ca download the app to your devices.
We have received the HSBC Smart Money Award for excellence in financial education. This is a reflection of the commitment to supporting pupils financial learning which helps Rosary pupils to develop valuable, practical life skills in money management.
Our financial curriculum is delivered through a range of activities and experiences including workshops, visitors and practical experiences based on real-life situations. They cover topics such as budgeting, differentiating between needs and wants and safeguarding financial and personal information.
SOME USEFUL MATHS LINKS TO SUPPORT HOME LEARNING