Maths at Newland St. John’s

We have adopted a mastery approach to teaching maths. Teaching for mastery is all about children learning a concept in depth before moving to a new one. By doing so, pupils gain a deep, long-term understanding of each concept which, in turn, helps them grasp more complex topics as they progress through the curriculum step by step.
Please click the link for our; Maths Curriculum Booklet

White Rose Calculation Policies
Link: Multiplication and Division Calculation Policy
Link: Addition and Subtraction Calculation Policy

Supporting your Child with Maths at Home
Top tips for parents:

1. It is really important to be positive about maths. Don’t say ‘I couldn’t do maths at school.’ Instead, try to encourage a love for investigation and solving problems.
2. Point out maths in everyday life- when you are cooking, travelling, at the supermarket.It can be as simple as pointing out the time during the day.
3. Praise effort rather than talent. It is ok to make mistakes and struggle a little as that is how learning takes place.

We are aware that many parents feel that maths has changed since they were at school. In this series of short videos, you parents and families can find out more about how maths is taught in our school.
There are a number of different apps that you can use to help support your child’s learning. One that we would particularly recommend is the 1-Minute Maths App which aims to give the children greater confidence and fluency in number. It gives targeted practice in one-minute chunks: