The National Curriculum for Mathematics (2014) aims for pupils to:
become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems
reason Mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using Mathematical language
solve problems by applying their Mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
Here at Bardsey, we believe that our Maths curriculum will create enthusiastic, creative and articulate mathematicians. Through a varied and inspiring curriculum, we aim to develop the children’s problem solving, resilience and reflective skills – skills that can easily transferrable across the curriculum.
Teachers from Reception to Year 6 use White Rose Maths resources and the schemes of learning to plan effectively, producing lessons incorporating fluency, reasoning and problem solving. These are complemented by higher level challenges and resources from other areas including NRICH and NCETM.
We use Mathletics as part of our Mathematics teaching at school and at home. Mathletics is a targeted, rewarding and captivating online learning resource, which is aligned to curriculum standards. Additionally, Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help pupils master the times tables which underpin many areas of Maths. A good knowledge of numbers or a ‘feel’ for numbers is the product of structured practice and repetition. When it comes to times tables, speed and accuracy are important.
At Bardsey Primary School, we aim to make children’s learning in mathematics relevant, practical, creative, exciting and engaging. Mathematics teaches children to calculate, communicate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives. We aim for children to achieve their fullest potential in this subject.