Maths

At Christ Church we believe that mathematics develops the mind and highly valued cognitive skills, as such we appreciate the significant role it plays in the life opportunities of our pupils in the wider world. In line with the new national curriculum our teaching and learning activities will foster positive attitudes, motivation and fascination as they solve a problem for the first time, discover a more elegant solution and make links between different areas of mathematics. When using and applying their mathematical understanding, we encourage the children to decide what approaches to adopt, use a range of mathematical techniques in exploring the problem, find solutions, generalise and communicate their reasoning. To ensure each pupil fulfils their potential, assessments inform our teaching to allow for tailored support, consolidation and mastery of understanding throughout the school. We also encourage and support links between home and school, recognising the importance of parental involvement in their children’s learning.

Mathematics – Key Stages 1 and 2

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. A high-quality mathematics education 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.

Aims

The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurate
  • 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.

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