“Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations or algorithms:
it is about understanding.” William Paul
The school follows the National Curriculum for Mathematics. In line with this, we aim to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice with increasing the complexity of problems over time, 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.
Each class has a daily maths lesson, which will usually consist of a mental mathematics session, a teacher-led focus, followed by the opportunity for the children to develop their skills in specific areas of focus. Topics are carefully mapped out throughout the year so that there is complete coverage.