Dundee Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4BS
Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries,
for mathematics, the cultural world is one country -David Hilbert
Mathematics is a language - Josiah Willard Gibbs
Maths is a key subject, essential to everyday life. We aim for children to become fluent in the basic skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, to understand shape. space and measures, to be able to reason mathematically and to solve problems. We aim for children to have the necessary mathematical skills for financial literacy, skills critical to science, technology and engineering to prepare them for employment and their future lives. We aim for pupils to enjoy and be curious about mathematics, to have the ability to persevere when facing challenges and to be prepared for the next stage in their learning in Year 7.
We use a mastery approach to teaching mathematics at Etruscan, starting in the Early Years Foundation Stage. EYFS follow the NCETM mastery approach, supplemented with White Rose, to ensure firm foundations and that children are prepared for their learning in Year 1. The Singaporean Maths –‘ Maths No Problem’ scheme is used in in Years 1-5 as the basis of our teaching, supplemented with Assertive Mentoring, NCETM mastery, White Rose, Fluent in 5 and Times Table Rockstars. This ensures a full curriculum which meets the needs of our children. Singaporean Maths is a mastery approach to mathematics and is at the forefront of current mathematical research and attainment. Singaporean Maths uses a range of concrete, pictorial and abstract techniques to help children to understand and internalize the mathematical operations they are using, secure their understanding of a problem and develop their individual reasoning skills. Alongside Singaporean Mathematics all children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are assessed using the Assertive Mentoring and NTS systems. These tests identify and close gaps in children’s knowledge, whilst at the same time helping to develop mathematical fluency and deepen mathematical understanding. The Year 6 mathematics curriculum is a ‘bridging curriculum’, based on Target Maths, supplemented with White Rose, Assertive Mentoring, Fluent in 5 and NCETM. This ensures full Year 6 curriculum coverage and also enables children to make the transition into Year 7. Core learning in mathematics is
Characteristics of a Mathematician
Applying Mathematics within other subjects
Design and Technology:
Teachers set high expectations for every pupil. They plan challenging work to enable all pupils to make good progress regardless of their academic ability or background. We expect all children to make good progress albeit from different starting points.