Mathematics Vision Statement
The language of mathematics is international. The basic skills of mathematics are vital for the life opportunities of our children. Our aim is for all children to think mathematically, enabling them to reason, solve problems and assess risk in a range of contexts.
At Pinfold Primary School, our Mathematics Curriculum has been developed to maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. In Mathematics we would like to ensure all children leave school with their basic skills, an enthusiasm towards Mathematics, secure knowledge and resilience towards problem solving by applying skills learnt to enable them to thrive. Children can experience a sense of awe and wonder as they solve a problem for the first time, discover different solutions and make links between different areas of mathematics. It provides pupils with a deep understanding of the subject through a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. This ensures pupils fully understand what they are learning.
To read in further depth about National Curriculum Expectations for Maths please click on the following link: National Curriculum Maths
Considerable importance is attached to the children achieving and understanding mathematical processes, concepts and skills. There is a strong emphasis on the development of mental arithmetic and giving opportunities for pupils to use and apply mathematics in real life situations. Maths is taught through a daily Numeracy lesson which follows the principles of the Primary Numeracy Framework. In KS1 we also plan for opportunities to develop and apply key mathematical skills in other subjects throughout the year. We follow the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract approach to teaching that develops a deep and sustainable understanding of maths.
- We consolidate the excellent grounding that the children receive in Key Stage 1.
- In class we follow Lancashire Maths Planning and supplement with White Rose resources.
- Children are taught weekly mathematical topics and these are reflected in their weekly homework so that you as the parent/ guardian know what is being covered.
- Children are assessed half termly and maths work is adjusted depending on these results.
- Catch up lessons and interventions are arranged for any children needing them.
- Children are expected at all times to work at their ability levels not in their years.