Maths Subject Lead - Sophie Chilman
Boringdon Primary School Maths Statement
We believe in the excitement and wonder of the mathematical world. Maths is a language that is international and allows learners to explore and ask questions. Our aim is for all learners to think mathematically, which will allow them to develop reasoning, problem-solving and enquiry skills in a range of contexts. Our vision is for all learners to deepen their understanding of mathematics by teaching through a Mastery approach, using the steps of Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract. This ensures learners fully understand what they are learning and unlocks the mathematical structure of what is being taught. We believe that our learners should leave as confident, skilled and resilient mathematicians who understand that mathematics is a fundamental part of everyday life and the world we live in.
Our learners will thrive upon the challenges that mathematics brings and not be afraid to make mistakes.
It is our intent for our learners to ‘Calculate and Not Count’.
Intent: At Boringdon Primary School, it is our intent for our learners to be able to solve problems instead of memorising solutions and be able to make links, connections and provide rich explanations, rather than simply repeat facts, numbers or methods.
It is our intent that our mathematics curriculum:
· Allows children to be a part of creative and engaging lessons that will give them a range of opportunities to EXPLORE mathematics following a mastery curriculum approach.
· Gives each pupil a chance to BELIEVE in themselves as mathematicians and develop the power of resilience and perseverance when faced with mathematical challenges.
· Recognises that mathematics underpins much of our daily lives and therefore is of paramount importance in order that children ASPIRE and become successful in the next stages of their learning. · Engages all children and entitles them to the same quality of teaching and learning opportunities, striving to ACHIEVE their potential, as they belong to our school community.
· Makes rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.
· Provides equal opportunities for children to apply their mathematical knowledge to other subjects (cross-curricular links).
· Is in line with the expectations in the National Curriculum 2014.