Details of the mathematics curriculum for each year group for each term can be found on the class webpages
Essential characteristics of mathematicians
We have identified the following essential charateristics which we aim to develop to enable children to become confident and independent mathematicians:
An understanding of the important concepts and an ability to make connections within mathematics.
A broad range of skills in using and applying mathematics.
Fluent knowledge and recall of number facts and the number system.
The ability to show initiative in solving problems in a wide range of contexts, including the new or unusual.
The ability to think independently and to persevere when faced with challenges, showing a confidence of success.
The ability to embrace the value of learning from mistakes and false starts.
The ability to reason, generalise and make sense of solutions.
Fluency in performing written and mental calculations and mathematical techniques.
A wide range of mathematical vocabulary.
A commitment to and passion for the subject.
Essential opportunities for mathematics
In order to ensure that our children are provided with a range of opportunities to enable them to become independent and confident mathematicians we provide:
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Essential learning objectives for mathematics
We have identified 9 essential learning objectives for mathematics:
To know and use numbers
To use fractions
To use measures
To add and subtract
To understand the properties of shapes
To use statistics
To multiply and divide
To describe position, direction and movement
To use algebra
The essential approach to teaching mathematics
Mathematics is taught every day (or for at least 5 sessions a week) in Key Stages 1 and 2. Teachers provide the essential opportunities to develop mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding as identified in the essential learning objectives in their teaching of mathematics as a separate subject and across the curriculum.
In Key Stage 2, one session each week is devoted to teaching and development of mental mathematics skills within a context of ability grouped work which includes testing, self-marking and immediate follow-up teaching in accordance to gaps in understanding.
Teachers use the essential learning objectives and milestones for their class, planning according to the needs of the children identified through ongoing and half termly assessments.
Across the school there is an emphasis on practical activites, problem solving and children being required to explain and reason.
CLick here for National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Maths