Our aim at Richard Lee Primary School is to equip all pupils with the skills and confidence to solve a range of problems through fluency with numbers and mathematical reasoning. Children at our school are encouraged to see the mathematics that surrounds them every day and enjoy developing vital life skills in this subject. The three aims of the NC are addressed every day (not just in the maths lesson) – Fluency – Reasoning – Problem Solving.
From September 2018, we successfully implemented Maths — No Problem textbooks and workbooks in every year group. Maths — No Problem is based on the Singapore approach to mastery and aims to ensure children develop a deep understanding of maths. The approach weaves the development of fluency throughout its units and the spiral learning supports this. Reasoning opportunities are plentiful due to the focus on talk during the anchor and guided practice. Problem solving occurs daily through Anchor tasks which give children experience to explore maths in a range of contexts.
Maths — No Problem lesson structure is based on the grounded research by educational psychologists and is split into three parts.
1, Anchor tasks - Each lesson starts with a problem for the children to discuss, explore and discover from. Children are then expected to journal their ideas.
2, Guided Practice: The anchor tasks introduces the new learning which leads to intelligent practice with hands on practical equipment, lots of talk and question variation.
3, Independent practice – Children then work quietly through structured activities.
If you press the link below, you will find various videos which explain MNP's key principles and show teaching of key calculations.
I am available should you require further help, support or information about mathematics at Richard Lee Primary School.
Assistant Headteacher and Mathematics Leader