Pupils at Holy Trinity and St Johns CEP Primary School are taught mathematics in mixed-ability classes in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. As of the academic year 2019-20 Year 6 will set the classes 4 ways to help prepare the children for their SATS (in Maths and English only). Each class teacher, with the exception of those working in the Reception classes, is expected to provide a daily lesson for mathematics, which should last for at least an hour.
The approach to teaching, recommended by the new National Curriculum for Mathematics, is based on three key principles: fluency, reasoning and problem solving, which are the fundamental of mathematics. Pupils practice fluency through varied and frequent practice, so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. Pupils are taught to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language. Pupils build up to solving problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
For individual year group coverage please refer to the individual class pages and curriculum overviews.