Through creative, practical and exciting teaching of mathematics we enable our children to not only feel confident using their developing skills , knowledge and understanding to tackle mathematics activities but also to feel pleasure and wonder when they solve a problem for the first time, discover patterns, or notice connections.
As we have the youngest children, mathematics is taught with an emphasis on concrete/ practical resources to develop children’s understanding and skillsWe provide questions and opportunities that encourage self-discovery rather than always delivering concepts. This enables us to develop a feeling of awe and wonder as children discover the patterns and relationships in mathematics for themselves.
We aim to
To enable children to be proficient, competent and confident with numbers, calculations, shape, space and measures, and to have an ability to solve related problems in a variety of contexts.
To foster positive attitudes towards mathematics by developing children’s awareness of the wonder of mathematics and the vast application of mathematics in our world.
To enable children to understand and identify the array of mathematics around them in the natural world.
To foster positive attitudes towards, and improve attainment in, mathematics by developing children’s confidence, independence, persistence and co-operation skills.
Early Years Foundation Stage
In the Early Years Foundation Stage we follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). With support from the Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Early Years Outcomes publications to help staff identify ways of working that enable children to demonstrate the typical behaviours for their age.
We ensure children are supported in developing their understanding of Mathematics in a broad range of contexts. These are contexts in which they can explore, enjoy, learn, practise and talk about their developing understanding.
Children are provided with opportunities to practise and extend their skills, including recording, in all areas and to gain confidence and competence.
Key Stage One
In Key Stage One the current National Curriculum is used as the basis for planning. Based on guidance given in recent reports, together with the focus of the National Curricula, our primary focus is on children developing core number skills, knowledge and understanding. We ensure that this is done in contexts that allow children to use and apply their mathematics and have a separate number and calculation policy that staff use, alongside our school planning document, focusing on progression and core skills