At Saxton we aim to provide children with the means of making sense of the world in which they live. We don’t just to teach a set of isolated facts and techniques; at Saxton mathematics is a language which children can use to help interpret the world around them. We encourage their reasoning skills to grow and to apply this to real life and intriguing problems. Within our teaching of mathematics, we endeavour to develop the mental fluency of mathematical skills in order to further prepare our pupils and develop their confidence with everyday use.
In order to achieve all of the above we use a variety of teaching techniques and resources. EYFS through to Y6 use the White Rose Maths Hub schemes of learning to create mixed-age medium term planning documents. These schemes provide teachers with exemplification for maths objectives and are broken down into fluency, reasoning and problem solving, key aims of the National Curriculum. They support a mastery approach to teaching and learning, and have number at their heart. We also try to build on this outside the classroom. Each child has home access to engaging and online fun activities through subscribed websites called ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ and ‘MyMaths’, where regular homework is set to build upon the learning taking place in the classroom. Undoubtedly these resources have had a positive impact on their learning, as well as, their enthusiasm and enjoyment of Mathematics.