We believe that it is essential to prepare our children for a rapidly changing world through the use of mathematical, systematical and logical thinking; because maths is an integral part of everyday life.
We aim to provide all children with a uniquely powerful set of mathematical tools to help them make sense of, understand and eventually change the world in which we live. These tools include arithmetical aptitude (problems involving adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing numbers), logical reasoning, problem solving and the ability to apply their thinking in abstract ways.
We aim to develop independent children who are inquisitive, creative, numerically literate, confident and financially responsible. Through the provision of a stimulating learning environment and a wide range of concrete resources, we aim to develop every child’s mathematical skills to the furthest reach of their potential.
Maths is at the forefront of our daily curriculum. From Magic Maths in the morning, daily arithmetic sessions and inspirational teaching and learning in our main maths lessons we aim to:
Provide a mathematics curriculum that will provide progressive, broad, coherent and deep learning experiences that are relevant, challenging and enjoyable
Deliver high quality teaching and learning experiences that foster and nurture positive and enthusiastic attitudes towards mathematics
Build confidence in all learners through a range of well planned problems in a range of contexts
The opportunity to use a range of concrete materials to develop understanding of some of the trickier aspects of maths
Use a variety of ICT and practical equipment to give pupils the chance to explore maths in the real world
Where needed, offer support and scaffolding appropriately to meet the needs of all learners, stretching and deepening their understanding of each strand of mathematics
Seek opportunities to extend every pupil’s mathematics skills through the use of open ended investigations and challenges
Produce mathematicians who are fluent, capable and confident, developing automaticity to become future problem solvers
The impact of our whole school maths curriculum is that all of our children become confident and able mathematicians who are able to navigate the world beyond school, from calculating the cost of their lunch to balancing their family finances. On their journey, we hope to ignite a passion for all things mathematical.
Impact is monitored through children’s work in books, reflections and teacher assessment. Teachers provide verbal and written feedback, and ‘pupil voice’ is gathered through interviews to ensure our curriculum is centred around the needs of our children