At Holy Trinity, we believe in the power of maths to change our children’s lives. Being a confident mathematician enables children to navigate and solve real-life problems. We are committed to equipping all of our pupils with the necessary knowledge and understanding to succeed in the next phase of their mathematics education and beyond. We have designed our maths curriculum with our children’s long-term futures in mind and know that we are laying the foundations they will need in future employment and as financially literate citizens.
As teachers who are passionate about maths, we want our children to know that the maths they learn inside and outside of the classroom has the potential unlock doors in their futures as scientists, engineers and designers. We also believe that, like a love of literature, a love of maths – its patterns and its power – is a fundamental right for all children. We are unwaveringly ambitious for all pupils in our maths curriculum.
When children leave us to take their next steps as mathematicians, we ensure that they are confident in the three strands of reasoning, fluency and problem solving.
How we teach Mathematics
Holy Trinity has a You Tube Channel that features videos to show you how we complete calculations in Mathematics. Click here to view it.
Schools within the Primary Advantage Federation have a strong commitment to children’s maths. Maths lessons lay the foundations for this critical life skill as teachers use the PA Maths programme & NCETM. If you would like to know which aspects of Mathematics your child will be working on each week please go to the pupils tab and click on your childs year group.
The PA Maths programme & NCETM supports progression throughout the primary years and has a strong CPA thread running throughout. This means that children are exposed to conceptual ideas at a concrete level with a range of apparatus (e.g. counters, beads, diennes and Numicon) before moving on pictorial representations. This may mean diagrams, sketches or using the Singapore bar model to solve problems. Doing so develops children’s deep conceptual understanding and skills proficiency which supports the next move into abstract mathematics, such as long division.
Maths lessons are designed to be interactive with a significant emphasis on children’s talk. Through discussing their ideas, children construct new understanding, engage in a supportive community of practice, take responsibility for their learning and allow the teacher a window into their thinking which enables appropriate action to help them progress. Fluency, reasoning and problem solving are three themes of the maths National Curriculum (DfE, 2014) and inform all maths teaching in Primary Advantage schools.
Teachers and support staff provide targeted support and assessment to help all children make good progress in maths. To see how you can help too, click here.
To find out more about NCETM click here.
How to support your children at home
Mathematics Fundamentals Leaflets
The leaflets below provide details of the key learning in Mathematics for each year group along with some ideas for how you can support your child in these areas at home or while out and about. To download leaflets please click the links below:
- Mathematics Information Leaflet
- Year 1 Maths Fundamentals
- Year 2 Maths Fundamentals
- Year 3 Maths Fundamentals
- Year 4 Maths Fundamentals
- Year 5 Maths Fundamentals
- Year 6 Maths Fundamentals
The slides from Mathematics Parent Workshops can be downloaded here:
Daily Maths Speed Challenges
More information about the Daily Maths Speed Challenge can be found here:
- Daily Maths Speed Challenge Information Overview
- Number Facts for Tiger Speed Challenges
- Number Facts for Lion Speed Challenges
- Number Facts for Jaguar Speed Challenges
- Number Facts for Cougar Speed Challenges
- Number Facts for Leopard Speed Challenges
If you would like to practise at home the links are on this page here, please remember this is just for practise and it is the ones that you complete in school that mean you move onto the next level. Good luck!