Mathematics at St James

We use the National Curriculum Mathematics Programme of Study for the teaching of Maths which is divided into number, measurement, geometry, statistics, ratio and proportion and algebra.

Link: Maths Curriculum Information

All planning is predominantly based on ensuring every child accesses our broad and balanced curriculum (through the National Curriculum and Statutory Framework) regardless of ability. The Maths Hub White Rose Scheme of Learning is used to support pupils’ understanding of all areas of mathematics: However, planning across school is based on individual and class needs so it can be altered at the teacher’s discretion.

Medium Term Plan – EY White Rose Scheme
Medium Term Plan – Year 1 White Rose Scheme
Medium Term Plan – Year 2 White Rose Scheme
Medium Term Plan – Year 3 White Rose Scheme
Medium Term Plan – Year 4 White Rose Scheme
Medium Term Plan – Year 5 & 6 White Rose Scheme
White Rose Scheme – Ready to progress by theme

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: