Maths is core part of the curriculum at St Dominic's and is taught daily. We follow the aims and programmes of study of The National Curriculum and take a Teaching for Maths Mastery approach. Through this approach we know that every child can achieve a deep and lasting understanding of mathematics.
We use the White Rose Maths scheme to deliver lessons that are carefully sequenced using a logical small-steps approach to teaching new concepts by building on previous learning. Children are given opportunities to develop their understanding by exploring the mathematics with concrete resources and visual representations. Within lessons there is an emphasis on quality mathematical talk and the correct use of mathematical language. Fluency is developed through regular opportunities to retrieve basic number facts and explore efficient strategies. Children are provided with opportunities to practise and apply their reasoning and problem-solving skills in every lesson.