Writing We want children to take what they hear and learn in books into their writing. We encourage and teach our children to read as writers and write as readers so that they are confident and independent.
All children should become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics through varied and frequent practice. We aim to foster a positive attitude and fascination and excitement of discovery through the teaching and learning of mathematical concepts. We want our children to develop a ‘can do’ attitude and perceive themselves as mathematicians.
Children develop their conceptual understanding and the ability to recall facts and apply that knowledge rapidly and accurately.
Children will be able to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language which will promote critical thinking.
Children will be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a range of problems. They will be able to break them down into smaller steps and persevere when seeking solutions.
We use the White Rose Mastery curriculum. The emphasis is on depth and challenge rather than accelerating through the content.
Children who grasp concepts quickly will be challenged through new, increasingly sophisticated problems.
We will broaden children’s knowledge and understanding of how mathematics is used in the wider world.
Our children will use and understand mathematical vocabulary and recognise its importance as a language for communication and thinking.
Children will calculate with confidence using the White Rose calculation methods.
Our curriculum places emphasis on the cumulative mastery of essential knowledge and skills in mathematics. It embeds a deeper understanding of maths by utilising a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach so that pupils understand what they are doing rather than just learning to repeat routines without grasping what is happening.
Our Mathematics Curriculum:
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Mastery of skills; depth over breadth
Higher focus on number
Concepts are taught using concrete, pictorial and abstract methods