Our children are taught mathematics using systematic progression to ensure that each individual is ready for the next stage in their learning and achieves their full potential. We want our children to enjoy mathematics and thrive on the challenge of solving puzzles and problems using their mathematical skills. They can articulate their thinking and develop resilience when their first attempts are unsuccessful, aspiring to succeed. Children have opportunities to deepen their understanding through reasoning and problem-solving before moving on in their learning. There are cross-curricular opportunities for using and applying mathematical skills.
We follow the National Curriculum (Mathematics programmes of study: key stages 1 and 2) but do not use a pre-written scheme of work. Teachers use their professional judgement to select teaching materials to accommodate their pupils and personal teaching style. Lessons are planned to suit the needs of each class and use the outcome of the previous lesson to inform the next alongside live marking and flexible groupings. Manipulatives are used by children at all stages to enhance understanding of mathematical concepts. Pupils are provided with opportunities to apply their skills by reasoning and problem solving across the curriculum.