Mathematics Curriculum Statement

 

At Marine Park Primary we recognise that Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. We aim to provide a high- quality mathematics education with a mastery approach so that all children:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics.
  • reason mathematically.
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics. (National Curriculum 2014)

 

We intend on delivering a curriculum which:

  • Allows children to be a part of creative and engaging lessons that will give them a range of opportunities to explore mathematics following a mastery curriculum  approach.
  • Gives each pupil a chance to believe in themselves as mathematicians and develop the power of resilience and perseverance when faced with mathematical challenges.
  • Recognises that mathematics underpins much of our daily lives and therefore is of paramount importance in order that children aspire and become successful in the next stages of their learning.
  • Engages all children and entitles them to the same quality of teaching and learning opportunities, striving to achieve their potential.
  • Makes rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.
  • Provides equal opportunities for children to apply their mathematical knowledge to other subjects (cross-curricular links).
  • Enable children to develop a passion for mathematics and celebrate maths in all areas of life. From home life to outdoor learning involving mathematics and allow these opportunities to be discussed and celebrated within the curriculum.
  • Provide opportunities for children to apply disciplinary literacy within the subject discipline of Maths. Pupils will be taught how to read, write and talk like a mathematician. We recognise that literacy skills are both generic and subject specific and value the contribution maths can make to these skills. Pupils will have opportunities to read widely to gain knowledge and by the end of their primary education, will leave with the skills to read fluently and with confidence in maths, supporting future success at the next stage of their education, and beyond.  Our Maths curriculum plays an integral part in our overarching P.A.C.E curriculum, which follows our school vision of “Education in its broadest sense has the ability to change and improve people’s lives.”

 

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