Mathematics helps children to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives. Through their growing knowledge and understanding, children learn to appreciate the contribution made by many cultures to the development and application of mathematics.
The intention of our Maths curriculum is that pupils develop fluency in the fundamentals of maths and over time we are aiming for children to have a conceptual understanding and can recall their knowledge rapidly, with accuracy to solve problems. We strive for all children to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, finding relationships, using generalisations as well as developing justification or proof using mathematical language.
Our curriculum design ensures children will be given the opportunity to develop clear, logical and flexible approaches to activities and enquiry based problems related, whenever possible, to real life situations in the world beyond the classroom. This is achieved through a strong emphasis on teaching mental arithmetic skills, calculation strategies and on children having a sound knowledge of the number system, number bonds and multiplication tables. Our full 20/21 policy can be found in the document below.
Why teach for mastery? Parent Introduction
Click on the links below to find out about progression within maths from the Early Years to Year 6.
Times Table Rockstars and Numbots
Maths is a big subject and we appreciate there’s more to it than times tables and there’s more to times tables than learning them off by heart. However, a lot of the rich, interesting maths is all about the multiplicative relationships and these are hard to fully grasp without fluent recall of the tables. For that reason, learning the tables is fundamental – they are a key facilitator to the maths that sits on top. We’ve always believed that; therefore, we have invested in the programme 'Times Table Rockstars' to help our children gain automatic recall of their tables, which will free up space in their working memory to focus on more difficult aspects of maths.
Here is our current league: the two children at the top have been our top 2 since they were in year 3!
Our children had to pass through a series of challenge zones, set up in your hall. They had to quickly scramble to find 12 hidden codes to bring down the Robotron's secret server room and save us all!