We aim to provide a high quality maths education – teaching children the essential skills and knowledge to develop an understanding of the world and to create a natural curiosity and love for maths as a subject.
The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all children:
We want all children to be able to see mathematics as an interconnected subject and be able to make connections to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving problems. We want our children to apply their mathematical knowledge in all areas of learning especially.
The expectation in the National Curriculum is that the majority of children will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress should always be based on the security of children’s’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Children who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding.
In St. Peters teachers in Key Stage 1 are using detailed schemes of learning published by the White Rose hub to plan effective maths lessons to develop fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
The White Rose schemes support ‘Teaching for Mastery’.
The curriculum map and termly overviews showing the learning objectives for each year group can be viewed here.