Maths Curriculum Intent
Our aim is to deliver an ambitious, connected curriculum from reception to year 6, which challenges and encourages our children to excel in mathematics. Spring pupils work within the framework of the National Curriculum for Mathematics and teachers plan learning that is appropriately pitched to the ages and abilities of pupils across the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and 2. We recognise the importance of mathematics in everyday life and we use it where possible across the curriculum. All pupils learn mathematics through a mastery approach. New mathematical concepts are introduced using a ‘Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract’ approach, enabling all children to experience hands-on learning when discovering new mathematical topics.
Fluency in the fundamentals of mathematics is acquired through varied and frequent practice and an understanding of concepts is developed through reasoning and problem-solving. Children are encouraged to think logically and to work systematically and accurately. We believe that mathematics is best learnt when it is based on a rich diet of practical work and visual images combined with mathematical talk. We aim to provide real opportunities to problem solve and apply mathematics on a frequent basis.
Our curriculum provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
- Children are not put into different sets and in general work on the same tasks and engage in common discussions. There is no differentiation in content taught but the questioning and scaffolding individual pupils receive in class can vary as they work through problems.
- Children who grasp concepts quickly are challenged through more demanding problems which deepen their knowledge of the same content.
- Pupils who experience difficulties in the lesson or display misconceptions are identified quickly and receive immediate support and quick intervention.