- To ensure all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics
- To enable pupils to reason mathematically
- To ensure pupils can apply their mathematical knowledge to solve problems
At East Bergholt CEVC Primary School, the maths curriculum allows children to make connections and pattern between mathematics, other areas of the curriculum and everyday life, so that children can make better sense of the world around them.
In both Key Stage 1 and 2, the school uses White Rose Maths to support pupils in developing a mastery approach to maths. Units of learning are blocked, well-sequenced and build on previous learning. Lessons ensure progress is achieved through small steps, allowing children to develop their subject knowledge, consolidate skills and apply this to their new learning. Children are encouraged to ask questions, investigate and have a ‘trial and improvement’ approach.
Strands in maths include: Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Ratio and Proportion, Measurement, Geometry and Algebra and Statistics.
At East Bergholt CEVC Primary School Maths lessons include the use of practical resources (with a concrete, pictorial or abstract approach); collaborative learning; investigations and word problems; opportunities to practise key skills and apply knowledge to problems; reasoning opportunities; mini plenaries to move learning on and fluid groupings.
The school’s maths curriculum encourages all children, regardless of ability, to think deeply and apply their skills to new, and increasingly complex situations. Children are able to select appropriate methods to solve problems and can explain their choices to others. As a result of this, children have the ability to demonstrate resilience, even when the task is challenging. At the end of each year the school aim for all children to have developed a secure long-term, deep and adaptable understanding of maths which they can apply in different contexts.
Children are confident and capable mathematicians, not averse to challenge. They build up a range of strategies and approaches towards maths as they progress through school, which prepare them for the next stage of education and future life.