Mathematics

Mathematics

 

Aims

The national curriculum 2014 for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, 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.
  • 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 problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into simpler steps and persevering in seeking different solutions.

 

At Parkgate

At Parkgate we teach a broad Maths curriculum focusing on basic number skills (e.g. times tables, number bonds) and practical, hands on activities to deepen children’s understanding. Children are expected to practise their times tables weekly as part of their homework. The approach will be varied to ensure that we meet the needs of all our pupils and develop their confidence, interest and competence in all areas of Mathematics. A cross curricular approach is adopted to ensure that links are made with other curriculum subjects (e.g. data handling in Science, measures in Geography) to enable the children to apply and practice their Maths skills. Throughout key stage 2, we aim to support children to become confident and competent in Maths to ensure they are equipped with the necessary skills to have a successful transition onto secondary school.


Mathematics