Mathematics is taught in a meaningful and enjoyable way that links to the world around us and develops an enquiry approached curriculum. Within school children are taught in mixed ability groups through a Mastery Approach. Our curriculum is designed systematically to build, extend and challenge the skills, knowledge and understanding that children have.
Within our school there is a dedicated time to ‘basic skills’ teaching outside of the daily maths lesson. Children work in 'Magic Ten' sessions each day where the focus is upon the key principles of children being ‘numerate’.
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
- 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