At St Bega’s, we provide a Maths curriculum which develops children’s learning (fluency, reasoning and problem-solving) and shows progression throughout the school. It has planned recall to ensure key skills and learning are spaced out and revisited over time, allowing for them to be embedded into the long-term memory. Assessments will check that this learning has taken place. We provide a curriculum that develops opportunities to make connections between maths and the problems they will encounter in the every day world, through having the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed.
We follow a national recognised scheme in our planning. Concrete, Pictorial and abstract methods are embedded into everyday practice. All classes follow Bega’s Blue Stars which is a daily session in the classroom based on the basic foundations of mathematics fluency. Each year group focus' on specific fluency skills to enable them to be ready to progress throughout the year and then onto different year groups. Bega's Blue Stars help concrete the building blocks of mathematics fluency into long term memory.
We have a clear calculation policy to show progression of skills which can be found here:
Staff will provide a range of carefully planned activities and assessments to ensure the children have regular opportunities to practice and revisit key skills and develop their knowledge.
Teachers use Intervention Programmes to fit the individual needs of children and provide more regular opportunities to revisit and practice key skills needed.
Staff will make relevant and purposeful connections to STEM and the wider world, using industry and the local community to support, strengthen and challenge children’s understanding.
Staff will provide lessons which allow for a progressive journey of linked skills and problem solving at all relevant ages.
Pupils will have a secure understanding of basic skills within maths which they will be able to apply to problem solving activities. They will have an awareness of how maths fits within the wider world and will have developed their knowledge and understanding of mathematics in such a way that they are able to make connections between different thoughts, ideas, concepts and problems as they continue on their learning journey.