The 2014 National Curriculum for Maths aims to ensure that all children:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics
- Are able to reason mathematically
- Can solve problems by applying their mathematics
At Rollesby Primary these skills are embedded within maths lessons and developed consistently over time. We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of maths in the wider world, for example the use of money, time tables and being able to tell the time, and that they are also able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts. We want all children to enjoy mathematics and to experience success in the subject, with the ability to reason mathematically. Vocabulary is an extremely important part of mathematics and so we work to ensure children are able to develop their understanding enough to confidently apply the vocabulary in their day-to-day conversations. We are committed to developing children’s curiosity about the subject, as well as an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics.
At Rollesby Primary we follow a mixed year group long term plan. This has been designed to ensure each year group spends time learning the knowledge and exploring their new skills.
The long term plan has been designed on principles to provide learners with a deep conceptual understanding of mathematical principles, the ability to confidently communicate in precise mathematical language, while becoming mathematical thinkers. The plan can be delivered with confidence in the knowledge that if a student understands the core principles, they will be able to remember more and do more maths, in whatever context they encounter it.
The three main principles of the plan are:
- Conceptual understanding
- Language and communication
- Mathematical thinking
Mathematics is taught daily in every year group from Early Years to Year 6. Teachers regularly use assessment for learning to ensure that lessons are adapted to suit the needs of all pupils. If necessary, pre and post-teaching is timetabled during the school day to ensure any misconceptions from that day’s lesson are corrected.