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Maths Rationale

Maths New Curriculum and Planning

At St Margaret's Primary School, we are following the National Curriculum (2014), as set out by the Department of Education.  In addition, in year 2 and 6, elements of the National Curriculum (2000) are equally being taught due to the end of Key Stage SATs reflecting the old curriculum.

As a school, we have used the National Curriculum (2014) to create Termly Overviews for each year and from this, we plan lessons to suit children's needs and to enhance their mathematical understanding and embed the key concepts of mathematics.

The school has a new Calculation Policy, devised to meet requirements of the National Curriculum (2014) for the teaching and learning of mathematics.  It has been designed to give pupils a consistent and smooth progression of learning in calculations across the school.  A copy of this will be available on the website and look out for a parent workshop about the policy in the first Autumn term!

The school has a new Calculation Policy, devised to meet requirements of the National Curriculum (2014) for the teaching and learning of mathematics.  It has been designed to give pupils a consistent and smooth progression of learning in calculations across the school.  A copy of this will be available on the website and look out for a parent workshop about the policy in the first Autumn term!

Curriculum - Maths 3
Curriculum - Maths 1
Curriculum - Maths 2

Rationale

Mathematics is a fundamental life skill and at St Margaret’s Primary School, we encourage children develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them throughout their lives. Therefore, as a school, we aim to provide the pupils with a mathematics curriculum, high quality teaching and use of effective resources so that we develop individuals who are numerate, inquisitive, and confident.

It is important that mathematics is purposeful and we develop children’s enquiry, reasoning and problem solving skills to help build their understanding of calculation and the essentials of mathematics. To provide this mathematical ethos, we use the National Curriculum Aims for Mathematics (2014);

  • 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.
  • 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.

As a result of the National Curriculum (2014) we are launching our new Problem Solving Approach using ‘RUDECAT!’ Please speak to you child about this and look out for a parent workshop in the first Autumn term!

If you have any questions regarding your child's mathematics, please speak to their class teacher or I will be happy to help!

 

Miss Fairhead

Maths Co-ordinator.

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