We aim to provide a variety of experiences that will encourage the children to reach their full mathematical potential by developing a positive and confident attitude towards maths.
The teaching of mathematics provides opportunities for spiritual, moral, social and cultural dimensions by providing opportunities for the children to work together. Through working together, children learn to co-operate and listen to others ideas and opinions. Ancient number systems, those from other cultures and the adaptation of own number systems offer a cultural dimension.
The aims of the National Curriculum for maths are to ensure that children:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex 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.
A Maths Evening was held in the autumn term at which changes in the new Primary Curriculum were outlined. In addition, the school’s approach to teaching calculations were also demonstrated. Documents used at this evening and other supporting resources are available below.