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St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School

Loving, learning, growing together with Jesus

year one Maths

The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils become fluent, can reason and can solve problems

What a Maths lesson looks like in our school:

  • Practising basic skills to become fluent
  • Lots of talk—reasoning
  • Problem solving throughout
  • Making connections to real life maths
  • Mini plenaries to share misconceptions, pose questions, challenge ideas
  • Access to manipulatives/concrete resources

In order to support the children's progress and ensure consistent teaching in calculation we use the White Rose Maths Hub Calculation Policy. This is based on the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) approach whereby children use a range of different representations to support their learning by moving from objects, to pictures then symbols and words. 

SMMI White Rose Maths Calculation Policy.pdf

The expectation is that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress will always be based on the security of pupils’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly will be challenged through further problem solving and reasoning before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material will consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on.