Mathematics at St Alban’s Catholic Voluntary Academy
Maths teaching at St Alban’s is rooted in the belief that all pupils can succeed in Maths; it follows a mastery approach to the curriculum. Through carefully sequenced learning journeys, pupils’ key knowledge and skills are embedded as they progress through the school, providing secure foundations for future learning and enabling them to become confident mathematicians. Regular retrieval practise enables arithmetic skills to become committed to long term memory whilst our focus on mathematical reasoning ensures opportunities for deeper learning and a high level of challenge for all.
Throughout the Foundation Stage a play based approach is followed, whereby pupils explore mathematics in a practical, hands-on way and are exposed to a learning environment which is steeped in rich mathematical vocabulary. This exploratory approach feeds in to the CPA approach to Mathematics across the school. A coherent structure to teaching and learning is provided through the use of White Rose materials but is adapted to suit the needs of each individual child.