Rosary Catholic Primary School

Rosary Catholic Primary School
Rosary Catholic Primary School

“Very exciting... you have fun here!”
- Alejandro

“We respect each other like a family”
- Megan

“Coming here will give you a good education ..it is an amazing school”
- Charlotte

“The Rosary School is a fantastic place... It's a peaceful paradise for learning”
- Laurance

“When I joined in Y1 everyone was accepting and made me feel welcome”
- Abraham

“I don't want to leave because of the great memories I have made here”
- Hannah

“Everyone treats each other like an equal”
- Grace

“We are like one big family, who achieve the best!”
- Toby

“..you achieve high levels and get lots of support”
- Findlay

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Information for Parents

At the Rosary School, we have adopted a 'Mastery' approach to learning and teaching in mathematics.

We encourage children to develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematics and aim for all pupils to enjoy and achieve in mathematics and become confident mathematicians.

We aim that all pupils:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios.
  • Can reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language.

Click here for a Copy of the Primary National Curriculum for Mathematics

Calculation Methods

As children progress through the school, the methods for calculation move from being very practical and visual to compact and efficient.

Our Calculation Policy

Modelled progression in calculations documents

The handouts below are taken from Kangaroo Maths www.kangaroomaths.com. They summarise how we teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division across our school.

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

 

What is Mastery?

Mastery is not just being able to memorise key facts and procedures and to answer test questions accurately and quickly. Mastery involves knowing why as well as knowing that and knowing how. It means being able to use one’s knowledge appropriately, flexibly and creatively and to apply it in new and unfamiliar situations.

For all maths concepts teachers need to ensure that children are “challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems.” After developing fluency, children need to show that they can apply their knowledge in mathematics and then move on even further to prove they have mastered the concept.

 

The teaching of mathematics.

In Years 1-6 we have developed our curriculum to allow teachers and learners to achieve a secure and deep understanding of each Mathematical Concept. It is designed to give us the opportunity to address key learning points and ensure that children have a secure and deep understanding of them before offering the opportunity to ‘go deeper’ within them. In Reception, the principles of the EYFS Framework will be followed, and there will be the opportunity to ‘Explore Maths’ and develop their understanding of Mathematical concepts through play.  Children are also encouraged to use, enjoy, explore, practice and talk confidently about mathematics using reasoning.