Maths at Stanley St. Peter's
At Stanley St. Peter's, we believe that maths is an adventure for children (and adults) to be immersed in, get creative with, make mistakes, and conquer! For these reasons, we have adopted Power Maths, a whole-class mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and help nurture confidence in maths.
Power Maths is the only mastery programme created in partnership with White Rose Maths, it's written specifically for UK classrooms by leading mastery experts and comes recommended by the DfE.
If you would like to know more information about Power Maths, please click the link below:
Maths Morning Work
There are certain basic maths skills which act as building blocks for all future learning and must be secured. The purpose of our morning work is to ensure that these skills are mastered to a sufficient standard at a specific time in a child’s learning journey.
The guidance document below makes explicit what skills should be mastered in each year group, which resources are appropriate to use and how class teachers can be confident that these skills have been mastered to an appropriate standard.
Fluency in number is key to accessing all areas of Mathematics confidently and securely. Knowing number facts ‘off by heart’ frees up space in a child’s working memory when they complete more complex calculations and allows children to reason and problem solve with greater depth, which alongside fluency, are the key elements of the Mathematics curriculum.
Maths Road Show
During the week commencing of 13th June 2022 we held a 'Maths Roadshow Event' in school for year groups 1-6. Children worked in groups to solve mathematical problems with the help and support of our Year 6 children. The purpose of the event was to engage children in activities that not only involve maths but also required them to use their vocabulary for reasoning and concrete objects to justify their answers.
The parents of the children in KS1 were also invited to school to be involved in learning and have fun with their children in a mathematical environment. The 'Maths Roadshow' was a huge success and we cannot wait to hold it in school again next year.