Trinity Church of England Primary School

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Maths

Maths Intent

Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them by developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. At Trinity C of E Primary School, we value a maths curriculum that is creative and engaging, whilst developing the necessary skills to make them ‘deep thinkers’. Our children are given the opportunity to acquire mathematical skills that can be recalled quickly and transferred and applied within different contexts, as well as making rich connections across other subjects.

Implementation

To enable our pupils to achieve their potential within maths, we use White Rose Maths which allows us to deliver a mastery approach to teaching and learning mathematics. Through the use of this scheme – coupled with quality first teaching – we aim to meet and exceed the higher expectations set out in the 2014 National Curriculum.
This scheme focuses on the use of fluency, representation and structure, mathematical thinking and variation into our lessons, whilst using small carefully planned steps in order to achieve a solid understanding of each concept. We constantly challenge and support our pupils and create a positive mindset where all pupils believe they can achieve within all areas of maths.

Impact – What is the impact of our curriculum?

  • Quick recall of facts and procedures
  • The flexibility and fluidity to move between different contexts and representations of mathematics
  • The ability to recognise relationships and make connections in mathematics
  • Confidence and belief that they can achieve
  • The knowledge that maths underpins most of our daily lives
  • Skills and concepts that have been mastered.

A mathematical concept or skill has been mastered when a child can show it in multiple ways, using the mathematical language to explain their ideas, and can independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar situations and this is the goal for our children.

Trinity Maths Overview

Maths Progression Map