Mathematics Visions Statement

At Pencoys Primary School we aim that all pupils:

  • See themselves as mathematicians and find mathematics fun; they will have a positive attitude towards the learning of mathematics and an enthusiasm for the subject.

  • Approach maths with confidence and determination

  • Feel comfortable to make mistakes and learn from them

  • Enjoy mathematics by making it relevant and meaningful through connections to other areas of the curriculum and everyday life

  • 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.

How We Teach Maths

At Pencoys Primary School we teach Maths using The Small Steps Mastery approach.

The Teaching for Mastery ethos is that all of the children in each class are taught together in their specific year group. Small, incremental steps of progression allow all children to take the same learning journey.

Below is an example of the small steps which a Year 2 class would take when learning about place value. Each step may take place over one or more lessons and teachers use their judgement to decide when to move on to the next step.

Small Steps Year 2 Example.PNG

We teach Maths using a blocked approach. This allows children to really master each topic before moving onto the next. Below you can see the yearly overview.

Maths LTP Pencoys