Children delight in using mathematics to solve a problem, especially when it leads them to an unexpected discovery or new connections. As their confidence grows, they look for patterns, use logical reasoning, suggest solutions and try out different approaches to problems. Mathematics stimulates curiosity, fosters creativity and equips children with the skills they need in life beyond school.
Mathematics has a contribution to make to the child's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and opportunities for this will be planned in each topic area of the curriculum.
We aim for our children to
become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics
solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems
show mastery and greater depth skills.
Maths also occurs in cross-curricular ways. It can appear in a variety of lessons such as geography, science, history and P.E. Every term, each year group completes a maths investigation linked to their current topic to show that maths isn’t only for maths lessons and solving number sentences.
Year 1—Who am I?
Year 2—Sowing and Growing
Year 3— Around the World in 20 Days
Year 4 — Comparing of seasonal temperatures with Iceland
Year 5— Fever, fire and Fashion
Year 6—Who’s the Mummy
To assess the children’s mathematical ability and learning we assess using ongoing assessment linked to the National Curriculum descriptors and we carry out informal testing to support this. Annually children are tested via optional SATs style tests in years 3,4,5 and through formal National Curriculum tests in years 2 and 6.
Our results are published annually through the link on our website.