At Woodston Primary School we want to create:
- confident, skilful mathematicians who can expertly and independently apply their knowledge and understanding.
- individuals who have a life-long love of mathematics.
A high-quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world and the ability to reason mathematically. This will foster a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. It enables the opportunity for that ‘Eureka’ moment, with an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics. It is essential to everyday life, opens the doors to science, technology and engineering, and is necessary for all forms of employment.
In conjunction with the aims of the National Curriculum, our mathematics approach builds and develops opportunities for children to:
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.
Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. The programmes of study are, by necessity, organised into apparently distinct domains, but pupils should make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. They should also apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.