“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” Albert Einstein
Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us by developing a child’s ability to calculate , to reason and to solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives.
Programme of Study
To deliver National Curriculum expectations, we use the Power Maths and White Rose Maths programmes of study. Power Maths is a whole-class mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and help nurture children’s confidence in maths and is fully aligned with the White Rose schemes of learning to ensure that learning is meaningful and deep. The aim of using these programmes is that children become: fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems 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. The expectation is that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress should always be based on the security of pupils’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on.