The intent of our mathematics curriculum is to have a curriculum, which is accessible to all and will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. We want our children to be confident, able mathematicians. We want them to visualise numbers in their heads and work out calculations efficiently and with a positive mindset. We want them to be fluent with number and be able to use resources effectively to create good concrete, factual and conceptual understanding. Using this fluency we want children to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. We want them to be resilient when faced with problems and know that they can draw on what they know to work it out. We want every child to develop a sound understanding of Maths, equipping them with the skills of calculation, reasoning and problem solving that they need in life beyond school.
National Curriculum aims:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- 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.