It is our belief that pupils develop best as mathematicians in a structured environment which places learning in a practical and meaningful context. A high emphasis is placed not only on the understanding of skills and concepts but also the ability to use and apply maths to solve ‘real life’ problems.
The school uses the National Curriculum and has created 'Age-Related Expectation' documents to help inform teacher's planning, teaching and assessment of the children. These documents also link to our assessment strategy - 'CSPA Steps to Success'. In lessons, teachers incorporate a variety of interactive and text based resources. The approach to teaching mathematics is based on four key principles:
The National Curriculum for Mathematics sits under the following areas:
Children are placed into three groups according to their individual needs, with regular reviews as progress is made.
Our aim is for all pupils to develop an in-depth understanding and affinity for this subject and in so doing further their potential as inventive and logical thinkers. In this way, mathematical confidence is encouraged to develop in all pupils.
“standards in English, mathematics and science are consistently high.”
“In English and mathematics, pupils
are organised in small groups. This enables teachers to work closely with individuals and match the tasks set
to different pupils’ needs.”