The aims of our mathematics curriculum are to:
- make mathematics relevant and meaningful to the children so that they can see how it plays a part in their world, the real world and the ‘maths world’;
- build pupils’ resilience in solving mathematics problems;
- give children the opportunity to enjoy numbers for numbers’ sake, encouraging investigations; and
- enable children to make links between different areas of maths (e.g. recognise that a missing number question is the same as finding how much liquid is added to a jug).
We believe that all children can achieve well at maths.
How we teach mathematics
In Reception, mathematics teaching starts with number songs, rhymes and lots of counting activities. Children develop the appropriate language skills and are encouraged to use concrete materials to support them with their learning. There are always opportunities to practise mathematics in the independent activities, indoors and outside. Children receive at least four discrete maths sessions per week.
From Year 1 to Year 5, maths is taught daily, and teaching is adapted from the Maths – No Problem! Primary Series. This scheme has been created using the principles of Singapore Mathematics and is fully aligned to the 2014 English National Curriculum. Maths – No Problem! promotes the philosophy that every child can master an understanding and love of maths with the right kind of teaching and support.