Here at Meadows we aim to develop and nurture our children, so that they become confident mathematicians for the future. We want them to know and understand the purpose, relevance and importance of mathematics in everyday life. Our intention, is for every child to be number confident, so that they can make a valued contribution for themselves, the wider community and the world around them.
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 in most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education, therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Mathematics at Meadows uses the DfE National Mathematics Curriculum for year groups 1 to 6. The curriculum programmes of study are used to give a balanced and broad curriculum to all of our pupils, this includes the statutory and non-statutory aspects of the curriculum. Through high expectations we want our pupils to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, so that they can use their skills to reason and problem solve and progress confidently through their education.
It is our aim that in teaching mathematics our pupils will:
- Have positive, high expectations towards their mathematical ability.
- Develop strategies that help them to reason and solve problems.
- Have an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
- To develop their initiative, to enable them to work independently and in co-operation with others.
- To have a confidence to communicate their mathematical thinking with others.
- To recognise that maths applies to all aspects of ‘Real Life’ and is not just a maths lesson, we do this through continuous reminders and connecting teaching to the need for Maths4Life.
- To know that quick number fact and recall skills, will help them solve bigger and more challenging mathematical problems.