Subject Leader - Mrs Griffiths
At Marston Green Infant Academy we aim to ensure children become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, reason mathematically and are able to solve mathematical problems.
Programmes of Study
Foundation Stage: Early Years Foundation Stage(EYFS) statutory framework.
Key Stage 1: National Curriculum 2014 using a Maths Mastery approach.
Children in all year groups are given additional support with aspects of Mathematics they find tricky. Children in year 1 and year 2 take part in interventions which help to consolidate their understanding of maths concepts they have found tricky; interventions take place in the same week as the concept is taught so the children can grasp quickly, consolidate understanding and move on with their learning at the same pace as their peers.
All children are given additional challenge within each maths lesson but some children attend an intervention which supports their understanding at a greater depth.
Children are selected for an intervention following discussions with subject leader where learning attitudes, assessment notes and data are discussed. Groups are reviewed on a half termly basis where the impact of the intervention is evaluated.
Mathematics is a part of everyday life and therefore it will often link to other subject areas such as Science, Art, Design and Technology and History. We explore mathematical concepts and problems in the classroom but also in the outdoor environment. We promote enjoyment of learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion. Teaching staff support children to communicate their ideas, experiences and questions, clearly and fluently, using the appropriate mathematical language.
Maths of the Day / Active Maths
Marston Green Infant Academy subscribes to Maths of the day; which uses physical activity to raise attitudes and attainment in mathematics. Weekly lessons are popular with children, they enjoy problem solving in a fun and active way and the activities allow children the opportunity to develop their application of mathematical vocabulary and demonstrate reasoning skills.
Homework activities are also available by clicking here