We believe mathematical intelligence is expandable, and that every child can learn mathematics, given the appropriate learning experiences within and beyond the classroom.
Our curriculum map reflects our high expectations for every child. Every pupil is entitled to master the key mathematical content for their age, by receiving the support and challenge they specifically need.
Our curriculum has three key principles
1. Deep Understanding
Our practice embeds the importance of deep understanding , as equating progress with learning new procedures and rules means many pupils will miss out on a depth of understanding. We achieve this by allowing the pupils to represent concepts in a variety of different ways using both objects and pictures. We also support the development of functional memory through the use of a spiral curriculum, allowing pupils to revisit topics in greater depth each year.
2. Mathematical thinking
We believe that it is essential for pupils to develop mathematical thinking in and out of the classroom to fully master mathematical concepts. We want pupils to think like mathematicians, not just DO the maths. We believe that during the learning experience pupils should ; explore, wonder, question, conjecture, experiment and make theories in order to guide their own journey
3. Mathematical Language
We believe that pupils should be encouraged to use mathematical language throughout their maths learning to deepen their understanding of concepts.
The way pupils speak and write about mathematics has been shown to have an impact on their success in mathematics.. We therefore use a carefully sequenced, structured approach to introducing and reinforcing mathematical vocabulary throughout maths lessons, so pupils have the opportunity to work with word problems from the beginning of their learning.
Alongside these three key principles problem solving is at the heart of mathematics. By structuring our curriculum so that all pupils in a year group are learning the same content at the same time, they have longer to focus on each topic. Our aim is to create the optimal conditions for pupils to learn through problem solving and to learn to solve problems to develop lifelong transferable skills
Throughout our curriculum we also aim to ensure our pupils gain a love and appreciation for all the mathematics around them and will fully enjoy mathematics