Our INTENT in the Maths Curriculum –
Why do we teach this? Why do we teach it in the way we do?
Mathematics is an important subject that helps us to understand the world. We want all our pupils to experience the excitement and enjoyment of mathematics and develop a sense of curiosity about the subject with a clear understanding.
We foster positive attitudes and promote the fact that ‘Everyone can do maths!’ We believe all children can achieve in mathematics, and teach for secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts through manageable steps. We provide a curriculum that caters for the needs of all individuals equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to become successful in their futures. Pupils will spend time becoming masters of content, applying and being creative with new knowledge in multiple ways. We provide challenge through rich and sophisticated problems and reasoning activities.
We aim for all pupils to:
· become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
· be able 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.
· reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language.
· have an appreciation of number and number operations, which enables mental calculations and written procedures to be performed efficiently, fluently and accurately to be successful in mathematics.
What do we teach? What does this look like?
Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision that aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, or additional needs, to flourish and become the very best version of themselves.
We follow the White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning and adapt them, where necessary, to suit the children we are teaching.
This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year-by-year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.
Children are taught mathematics for approximately 1 hour each day. This is supplemented by recaps on previous learning/key skills and knowledge (eg number bonds, doubles, times tables, 4 rules calculations) at other times (eg early morning work, carpet time)
You can see the resources and planning that we use on the website
This document shows how the White Rose Maths curriculum links to the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 National Curriculum, and how it progresses through the topics.