Mathematics is an important, creative discipline that has traditionally been taught by memorising key facts and figures, which leads to a lack of conceptual understanding. At Oldmixon Primary School, we are committed to ensuring that children develop a deep and conceptual understanding of mathematics and are able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in a range of different contexts.
We endeavour to promote a and for Mathematics and believe that every child can
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become 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.
- by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- can 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.
By the end of KS2, we aim for children to be fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics with a conceptual understanding and have the ability to confidently recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. Children will be able to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical knowledge. They will also be able to use their knowledge and skills to solve problems by applying their mathematical knowledge to a variety of contexts with increasing sophistication.
NFER tests are also used in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms to assess children’s progress and attainment in mathematics.