All Saints’ Church of England Primary School has a strong, active and engaging curriculum that challenges and inspires individuals. We provide curriculum experiences, unique to the locality of All Saints and our place in the global community. The school has implemented the good practices and principles of Maths for Mastery having received DFE funding to develop the staff skills in delivering this approach. We use the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.) resources and training to help support our approach to mathematics.
All Saints’ Church of England Primary School has a strong, active and engaging curriculum that challenges and inspires individuals. We provide curriculum experiences, unique to the locality of All Saints and our place in the global community.
At All Saints we will develop mathematicians who:
- Recognises the influence of mathematics in the local community and global communities
- Make purposeful cross-curricular links between mathematics and other subject areas
- Have the opportunity to undertake studies and collect and present statistics from the local environment
- Have a positive attitude towards maths learning and can support and encourage peers Are resilient thinkers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle problems in familiar and unfamiliar contexts
- Have a fluency in number that gives them the confidence and skills required to learn new strategies and apply previous learning
- Approach problems with a systematic and organised approach
- Understands the importance of visual representations and recording their thinking in order to understand and solve calculations and problems
- Can explain their thinking and reasoning, justifying their methods and systems
- Use modelled language and stem sentences to construct their oral reasoning about maths
- Notice and exploit links from previous learning and across different areas of maths The Purpose of Study from the National Curriculum
Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
The National Curriculum for mathematics
The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
The School Curriculum for mathematics
The School Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- will draw on the local community and global communities.
- make cross curricular links between mathematics and other subject areas.
- have the opportunity to undertake studies and collect data from the local environment; traffic surveys, collecting and presenting data on local methods of getting to and from school etc.