Vision for Maths

‘I can do all things through Him who strengthens me’ (Philippians 4:13) 

At the heart of our mathematics teaching is the importance of achievement for the life opportunities of our children.  Our shared understanding and passion for this, along with our school motto  

‘With fun and learning, hand in hand, all things are possible.’ 

help us, with the best intent, to choose how we teach mathematics, and provide a consistent richness of experience across the school. We strive to teach mathematics in a way that reflects our shared purpose and Christian ethos, as well as encompassing our school values of Respect, Creation, Fellowship, Wisdom and Hope. 

Mathematics is an integral part of the curriculum and cross-curricular links are made wherever possible. We want children to develop a love of, and curiosity for, mathematics and become independent and confident learners.  

We seek to: 

  • deliver the aims of the National Curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving 

  • deliver the content of the National Curriculum with clear progression from EYFS to Y6 

  • plan and structure lessons to be inclusive so that all children can acquire and apply core skills and develop logical reasoning and problem solving  

  • plan for the use and application of mathematics to be at the heart of what we teach and with this broaden children’s knowledge and understanding of how mathematics is used in the wider world 

  • deliver a mastery curriculum, which gives all children access to the mathematical concepts and big ideas in each area, and creates an atmosphere of ‘I can do it’ in the classroom 

  • motivate and involve children in their learning by sharing progress, and, if appropriate, making them aware of their targets 

  • lead children into discovering, and making them aware of, the connections within the subject 

  • create a classroom atmosphere where children have opportunities to talk animatedly about the mathematics they are learning, using specific mathematical vocabulary with accuracy 

  • plan where appropriate to use a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach 

  • provide resources and displays in classrooms that support the children’s learning, and which they can use confidently and independently  

  • keep up to date as teachers and share good practice.