Miss Light is responsible for Maths. This means ensuring there is an ambitious curriculum set, supporting teachers to implement it through high-quality lessons and checking that everything is helping children to know more, remember more and do more.
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Purpose of Study
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 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 accurately
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.
The Maths Hub
We're proud to continue to work with The Solent Maths Hub who provide our staff with relevant, practical and high-quality CPD and support to ensure children get the very best teaching.
The Four Areas of Mathematics
Mathematics is divided into four areas, which are further broken down into sections.
Moving through Maths ...
We are setting out to help our pupils be...
We will do this by ensuring...
We will have made a difference when ...
What are children taught and when?
Here is an overview of what we expect children to be taught in each year group and when.
Here is a detailed breakdown of mathematical learning concepts that a sequenced over time to provide progression in learning.