The Maths curriculum follows the WhiteRose Maths scheme of learning that supports teachers in the planning, preparation and delivery of maths lessons by breaking down the National Curriculum into steps.
We aim to develop lively, enquiring minds encouraging pupils to become self-motivated, confident and capable in order to solve problems that will become an integral part of their future. We aim to inspire all children to reach their full academic potential. In mathematics this means ensuring a curriculum that is meaningful, contextual and fully inclusive.
Our principal aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding through a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach in mathematics. We do this through a daily lesson which combines whole class and group teaching. During these lessons we encourage children to use taught facts and skill sets to answer mathematical questions and to reflect upon their strategies for solving these questions and problems, as outlined in the National Curriculum.
The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
• become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems
• 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.
Early Years Foundation Stage
The programme of study for the Foundation stage is set out in the EYFS curriculum.
Pupils are encouraged to develop their Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy in a broad range of contexts in which they can explore, learn, enjoy, practise, discuss and extend their skills. Pupils are encouraged to exploit their mathematical potential in both indoor and outdoor enabling environments. They are provided with a wide range of activities that promote regular active participation, exploration of real life problems, development of imaginative play and early experience of mathematical language. All pupils are supported positively and encouraged to gain confidence and competence in their skills.