We want our children to become independent, confident and efficient mathematicians within all 3 areas of The National Curriculum for mathematics:
Fluency – The children can recall number facts and methods with ease and know how and when to apply them.
Reasoning – The pupils can explain their mathematical thinking using precise vocabulary; both verbally and in writing.
Problem Solving – Children will develop the ability to solve real life problems and puzzles using their maths knowledge and skills.
We are developing a mastery approach to mathematics, with children being taught in their own year group (even those children in our mixed age classes). This means all of the pupils experience the same maths lessons and activities which are carefully crafted and scaffolded to ensure that pupils move through the curriculum at “broadly the same pace” (National Curriculum 2014).
Mastery in mathematics encourages children to make connections between mathematical ideas and the ‘real world’ applications. We value the use of concrete, pictorial and symbolic representations to help them understand mathematical concepts with increasing depth.
Extra challenge and opportunity to work in greater depth is given to all children – we have high expectations that everyone can achieve. Those children who need additional support, resources or practice will have access to these on a very regular basis.