Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore 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.
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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
Maths at Little Stanion
Objectives are planned from the programmes of study for each year group in the National Curriculum. Teachers plan lessons that enable children to develop their skills in distinct domains, whilst making connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. We also encourage children to apply their mathematical knowledge to Science and other areas of the curriculum.
We plan for individual children at a level that will challenge them. They develop on what they already know to extend their knowledge and understanding of key skills. Children who rapidly grasp concepts are challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems to broaden their learning. Children who need more support consolidate their understanding and re-visit key skills to ensure they progress effectively. We continuously assess individual children to track their progress in all mathematical areas to ensure that they are taught at an appropriately challenging level.
Click below to find out how we teach calculations at Little Stanion: