All mathematicians share...a sense of amazement over the infinite depth and the mysterious beauty and usefulness of mathematics." Martin Gardner
Our mathematics curriculum is accessible to all and maximises the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement through a mastery approach.
We want children to realise that Mathematics has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. We want them to know that it is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.
We want children to develop their understanding, be fluent, reason and be able to problem solve. To support this we have invested heavily in resources which enable all children to explore and explain the abstract nature of Maths. The concrete, pictorial and abstract approach is proven to be a very effective way of supporting mastery and helping children to know, understand and remember more in the long term.
A mastery approach encourages all children to make links within Mathematics and also to see and explain patterns. Similarly, to achieve mastery, children are expected to:
As our pupils progress, we intend for our pupils to be able to understand the world, have the ability to reason mathematically, have an appreciation of the beauty and power of Mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Our children have particularly enjoyed learning about mathmaticians from around the world, celebrated a specalised Maths Day and raised money through STEAM week, becoming entrepreneur's at our Summer Fair, making, marketing and selling a product to make a profit for their class.