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.
The National Curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
At Amesbury CE Primary School, we support children in maths to develop Growth Mindset enabling them to become confident mathematicians who learn essential life skills through every day maths lessons.
We have adopted the White Rose scheme of Learning in Year 1 to 6 to support effective planning of Maths lessons. Using the small steps developed from the curriculum, teachers can produce high quality lessons that support and challenge children to build on their mathematical knowledge as well as learn and understand new concepts. When introduced to a new concept, children have the opportunity to build competency through Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract representations of the concept.
The White Rose scheme has a simple mantra that Everyone can do maths!
Through White Rose, we are developing our skills in teaching mastery of maths to fully embed the concepts of the curriculum through fluency, reasoning, problems solving activities.