Maths Vision Statement
At St John’s Primary School we aim to develop in children;
- A positive attitude to mathematics as an interesting and valuable subject
- An understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry, reasoning and problem solving
- A range of learning strategies: working both cooperatively, collaboratively and independently
- Confidence in mathematics where children can express ideas fluently and talk about the subject using mathematical language
- An understanding of the importance of mathematics in everyday life
A Summary of the change to the Maths Curriculum September 2014
- All children should become fluent in the fundamentals of maths through varied and frequent practice.
- Children develop their conceptual understanding and the ability to recall facts and apply that knowledge rapidly and accurately
- Children will be able to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- Children will be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a range of problems. They will be able to break them down into smaller steps and persevere when seeking solutions.
- The new curriculum is a mastery curriculum. The emphasis is on depth and challenge rather than accelerating through the content.
- Children who grasp concepts quickly will be challenged through new, increasingly sophisticated problems.
- The level of demand is greater for each year group.