Mathematics Subject Leader: Mrs K Wade
Our Maths Curriculum Intent
At St.Aidan's School we strive to make maths fun, engaging, inclusive and interesting for all children.
St. Aidan’s recognises that maths is both a key skill within school, and a life skill to be utilised through everyday experiences. A high-quality maths education provides a firm foundation for understanding how maths is used in everyday life and activities, developing pupils’ ability to reason mathematically. We provide opportunities and experiences within our broad and balanced curriculum and pupils are motivated and nurtured to reach their full potential.
Through the teaching of maths, we aim to develop:
- A positive attitude towards maths and an awareness of the relevance of maths in the real world.
- A process of enquiry and experiment.
- An ability to solve problems and think logically in order to work systematically and accurately.
- A curiosity about their learning.
- An ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others.
- Competence and confidence in pupils’ maths knowledge, concepts and skills.
- An appreciation of the creative aspects of maths and an awareness of its aesthetic appeal.
- A deep-rooted love of all things mathematical.
At St Aidan's, 'Every child matters and more importantly, they know they matter!
Our Maths Curriculum Implementation
Mental mathematics is a key-skill children need to develop to be fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, therefore each class throughout school participates in daily fluency sessions.
Children at St. Aidan's are provided with a variety of different resources to enable them to access their mathematic learning. Base 10, and other resources are a vital resource used at our school. It can be found in areas of provision for children to access independently and are available in every classroom throughout school.
Our aim in mathematics is for learning to have a purpose. We want our children to be able to apply the key skills of learning in a variety of practical concepts to give meaning to maths using real - life opportunities. We endeavour to provide this by creating as many purposeful maths opportunities within the classroom and within the wider environment. Another way we have developed this is through an enterprise week in which children become entrepreneurs. They have to plan, design, create and sell their own products in order to gain an understanding of the value of money.
We also want our parents to be involved with their children’s learning. We have created some booklets which will discuss the national expectations for children in maths and give some ideas of strategies and resources that can be used to support learning at home.
Our Maths Curriculum Impact
· Quick recall of facts and procedures
· The flexibility and fluidity to move between different contexts and representations of mathematics.
· The ability to recognise relationships and make connections in mathematics
A mathematical concept or skill has been mastered when a child can show it in multiple ways, using the mathematical language to explain their ideas, and can independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar situations.