Providing pupils with a high quality Mathematics education is essential if our pupils are to be successful in their future careers. Maths is essential to everyday life, needed in science and engineering and technology and financial literacy is required by all. Providing a high-quality mathematics education should be engaging and enjoyable helping pupils to understand the world and encouraging them to be curious learners. In line with the aims of the National Curriculum, at St Luke’s C of E Primary School, we ensure that all pupils:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- Can 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.
The aim of our Mathematics curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. As a result of this our intentions are that our pupils will:
- Make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.
- Be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.
- Realise that mathematics has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems.
- Know that it is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.
- Understand the world, have the ability to reason mathematically. Mathematics has an important role to play in the development of children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.