Our mathematics curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
Through the New Curriculum 2014, we have developed a comprehensive Scheme of Work setting out in great detail what children are expected to learn in each year. Lessons incorporate some class teaching, some group activities and some independent work. Mental maths, practical tasks, number games, written calculations and computing are combined to make maths lessons challenging but enjoyable.
An outline plan of the maths work to be covered is published on the website each half term. Parents can help children with the learning of number bonds and multiplication tables as well as with the more practical skills of weighing, measuring and telling the time. Children can develop confidence and understanding of the number system by playing board games with their families. This is a great way to learn and have fun at the same time.