All children are provided with rich learning experiences that enhance their mathematical knowledge, language and skills. Our curriculum is inclusive through the careful delivery of low threshold, high ceiling teaching, nurturing the abilities of all children within the class.
Children are taught to value each other’s opinions in Maths through the use of our key sentence stems (I challenge that… I support that …). Children are encouraged to use a ‘Growth Mindset’ to see mistakes as opportunities to learn and cherish each other by offering support.
Through our classroom ethos all children’s successes and misconceptions are celebrated. Carefully selected, small, achievable learning steps allow all children to fulfil and shine in their mathematical ability (or potential?! - not sure best word here). Maths days allow children to work collaboratively in different environments and contexts, allowing all children to shine.
Due to the design of our Maths teaching sequences, use of small steps and focus on teaching for mastery, children’s learning is open-ended which enables all children to flourish and reach their individual potential.
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.