Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected 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. (The National Curriculum 2014)
At St Mary and All Saints we aim to enable each pupil to develop within their capabilities; not only the mathematics skills and understanding required for later life, but also an enthusiasm and fascination about mathematics itself.
Through teaching children will be able to develop basic skills and have the opportunities for mathematical thinking and discussion. At St Mary’s we provide opportunities for pupils to demonstrate and use their mathematics and apply this to everyday situations in an environment. As a result, help the pupils to understand that mathematics is a powerful tool for communication and enable them to talk confidently about their work.
Every child will receive a daily lesson for mathematics, which last 50-60 minutes in Key Stage 1 and 60 minutes in Key Stage 2.
National Curriculum 2014
In the academic year 2014/2014 Year 2 and Year 6 will continue to follow the old national curriculum as the National Standard Assessment Tests will be testing the children on this scheme of work. All other year groups have adopted the 2014 National Curriculum.
From September 2015 all children will be being taught from the 2014 National Curriculum. The Reception Year follows the Early Learning Goals as set out in the Foundation Stage Guidance.
We have launched ‘Numeracy Passports’, an initiative aimed at equipping children with strategies to instantly recall basic number facts. Children in all classes will take part from Reception to Year 6. This supports our School Improvement target for Mathematics this year.
Mathematics Coverage Grids Academic Year 2015/2016