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
At Drayton Community Primary School, we are committed to ensuring that all children develop independence, confidence and competence through our progressive mathematics curriculum. We aim to maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement by delivering carefully sequenced lessons to build upon children’s knowledge and skills – allowing them to know more and remember more.
We strive to support children in their development as fluent mathematicians so they are able to apply these skills in the wider world. Mathematics is a powerful, universal language and we value our role in igniting children’s curiosity and enjoyment for this subject.
At Drayton Community Primary School, we have adopted the White Rose Maths scheme as a planning tool and we adapt this according to the needs of our pupils. At each stage of learning, children should be able to demonstrate a deep, conceptual understanding of the topic and be able to build on this over time.