“The essence of maths is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.”

S Gudder

Intent

  • To equip children with the skills to become confident, competent and fluent mathematicians.
  • To develop fluency in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they gain the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • To equip children with the skills to apply their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing challenge, including in unfamiliar contexts and real-life scenarios.
  • To provide opportunities to develop mathematical reasoning skills to support deep and sustainable learning and enable pupils to make connections in mathematics.

RESPECT

Children share their ideas with confidence, trusting that they will be respected and valued.  They listen to, extend and evaluate the thoughts of others and learn together.

RESILIENCE

We show persistence and a positive attitude when looking for solutions to challenging problems.

INDEPENDENCE

Children are encouraged to take responsibility for, and play an active role in, their own learning by explaining their thinking to themselves and others. 

RESPONSIBILITY

Children take responsibility for their own progress, recognising when it is appropriate to ask for further help, support or clarification. Children are proud of their work and are enthused by all school staff who encourage enjoyment in maths for all children. 

FRIENDSHIP

Children are able to work collaboratively to share resources and mathematical concepts both within the learning areas and extensive outside space.     

Implementation

  • We follow the National Curriculum and Early Years Development Matters; this enables progression throughout the school. 
  • We follow the White Rose Maths scheme of learning which breaks down curriculum objectives into ‘small steps’ building on prior knowledge and skills. 
  • In KS1 we use NCETM Mastering Number to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children.
  • Through high quality teaching and learning experiences we develop children’s skills so that they are confident and resilient mathematicians. 
  • We have a calculation policy which outlines the teaching sequence of each operation.
  • We use quality resources to scaffold and support children’s learning.
  • We give children the opportunity to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios.
  • We emphasise the importance of fluently learning multiplication facts as they are essential for future success in mathematics.

Impact

  • Children enjoy maths and demonstrate a positive and resilient attitude towards the subject.    
  • Children will acquire the skills and knowledge they require to succeed in life and access the next step of their education.
  • Children will work collaboratively and independently with confidence, applying their knowledge to solve increasingly complex problems.