Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.
Our high-quality mathematics curriculum therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Children are taught strategies to improve their speed and accuracy in mental calculations and overall understanding of number, mathematical reasoning and problem solving. Children are expected to learn multiplication tables and “number bonds.”
They are also taught about geometry, measurement and statistics. The school considers that teaching mathematics in context is very important and therefore the children are given opportunities to work in a practical and meaningful way and to apply their skills and knowledge.
Class teachers provide a daily mathematics lesson, which usually last for approximately 45-60 minutes in Key Stage 1 and 60 minutes in Key Stage 2. The lesson will generally contain 3 main parts:
- Oral and mental starter – up to 10 minutes.
- The main teaching activity – 30 to 40 minutes (teaching the Learning Objective and related differentiated activities).
- A plenary including a review of the steps to success.