The National Curriculum for Mathematics intends to ensure that all pupils:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including the varied and regular practice of increasingly complex problems over time.
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, understanding relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
- Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
At St. Andrew’s Primary School, our intent for mathematics is to teach a broad, balanced and progressive curriculum, using skills to problem solve, reason and to develop fluent conceptual understanding in each area of mathematics.
Mathematics is at the heart of our curriculum and our aim is to make confident and competent mathematicians who are fully equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to further their studies as they progress to high school and into their future life.
“Mathematics reveals its secrets only to those who approach it with pure love, for its own beauty.”
Teachers have access to the Lancashire Mathematics scheme which outlines the areas of mathematics to be taught over the year. Teachers use their professional judgement to decide if and when certain areas need to have more or less time spent on them. We supplement the Lancashire scheme with resources such as White Rose and I See Maths by Gareth Metcalfe.
Our intention is for every child to be confident in mathematics so that they can make a valued contribution for themselves, the wider community and the world around them.
Mathematics lessons are taught throughout the school on a daily basis. Lessons are carefully and creatively planned, catering for all pupils’ needs and abilities, to ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed in this area of the curriculum. Our intention is that every child fosters a love of mathematical learning, whatever their ability or starting place and that they are able to confidently use and apply mathematical concepts across a variety of situations. To achieve this, we believe in ensuring that children’s learning is supported using concrete manipulatives and pictorial images before using and applying this knowledge to build upon more abstract concepts.
To help structure and plan our lessons, we use Lancashire Mathematics to ensure firm foundations and sequence our learning. This provides a coherent learning progression through small steps, a range of representations and structures, opportunities for fluency, variation and opportunities for deep mathematical thinking. We revisit units regularly. Within Year 2 and Key Stage 2, we begin every lesson with Fluent in Five where pupils have daily arithmetic questions to build number fluency and confidence in five minutes. We incorporate I See Maths by Gareth Metcalfe, reasoning and problem solving into our lessons.
Key knowledge and skills are revisited regularly allowing repetition to embed learning. A concrete, pictorial, abstract approach provides children with a clear structure in which they can develop their depth of understanding of mathematical concepts.
Lancashire assessments are carried out once a term in arithmetic and reasoning, to help teachers to gather a picture of what pupils have learnt that term. This then informs the ‘next steps’ for pupils. We use formative assessment, challenge questions, extensions, mini-plenaries and peer discussions. The subject leader collates and analyses whole school data for mathematics to address any gaps in pupils’ learning.
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