Maths at The Academy at St James
At The Academy at St James, we are totally committed to providing the children with a Mathematics curriculum which will help them to become numerate, independent, inquisitive, enqiuring, and confident problem solvers. We also aim to provide them with a variety of experiences and a stimulating environment in which to develop their Mathematical skills, whilst developing a love of learning.
The teaching and learning of Mathematics at our school involves the use of concrete materials, pictorial representations, and abstract calculations; children are encouraged to use reasoning to make links between them all, and to explain how they have worked things out.
The school prides itself on using Same Day Intervention for maths (SDI) so that the children receive the additional support that they need to address any misconceptions straight away. Children also have access to high quality, daily morning maths work which concentrates on developing mental arithmetic skills; it also revisits key knowledge and skills daily to help the children to develop their long term memory and rapid recall.
Mathematics Intent Statement – Click here
Our Visionmaths vision statement
Maths Policy – click here
Our Calculation Progression Document – click here
Our Maths Long Term Plans
Covid Recovery Plans
At The Academy at St James, we have provided all leaners with high quality home learning for Maths, which has continued to follow our Long Term Plans. Children have attended live lessons, accessed lesson videos and completed work on learning platforms such as Dojo or Google Classroom, or in workpacks provided.
As the children return to school on Monday 8th March, we will implement our Covid Recovery plan for Maths.
Covid Recovery plan – click here
Home learning offer for Maths
During the Covid Lockdown, whilst some of our children were working from home, our Maths teaching continued through live lessons, recorded videos and set tasks on Dojo or google classroom.
This video shows just some of our home learning in Maths:
Summer 1 – Maths
Here is a video of some of our Maths work across the school in Summer 1 half term:
At The Academy At St James, we love learning our times tables and playing on TTRockstars. We have set up a battle league and often have battles playing class vs class. You can log in here to play. Our KS2 class champions battle live, every Wednesday, in our morning assembly.
In order to provide our children with as many Mathematics learning opportunities as possible, we incorporate maths into as many curriculum and forest school lessons as possible. We have also included Maths clubs into our enrichment time. We play strategy games, solve problems and play tag rugby with maths. (Tagtiv8)
To see our involvement with Tagtiv8 click here and view our Tagtiv8 video!
Home Learning Links – all of these links will take you to pages where you can enjoy maths games to support your learning.