Our Maths Curriculum
At Bridge & Patrixbourne Church of England School, we believe that mathematics equips pupils with a unique set of powerful tools to understand the world and how it operates. Mathematical skills are essential to everyday life and we endeavour to ensure that children develop a healthy and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them for life. All teachers will promote a positive attitude towards Maths by making it enjoyable and relevant.
Our aim is to maximise the individual potential of children's understanding and knowledge. Children are encouraged to develop skills using an interactive approach, providing opportunities for them to experiment with their ideas, test how reasonable their answers are and to question what they do not understand. It is taught in a way that enables children to make sense of the world around them by developing their understanding and relating their learning to everyday life.
At Bridge & Patrixbourne we believe that all children should have:
• A deep understanding of maths and number.
• A positive and resilient attitude towards mathematics and an awareness of the fascination of mathematics.
• Competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills.
• An ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
• The opportunity to work both collaboratively and independently.
• Fluency in mathematics where children can express ideas confidently and talk about the subject using mathematical language.
• An understanding of the importance of mathematics in everyday life.
• The skills needed to take responsibility for their own learning.
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
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
At Bridge & Patrixbourne School our maths curriculum follows the requirements and additional guidance offered by the National Curriculum. Staff are supported by materials from the White Rose Maths Hub (version 3.0) which they use flexibly, using their professional judgement, to move learning forward, in a systematic and progressive way.
For further information on the White Rose Maths Hub scheme and how parents can support their children please visit the parent section of the White Rose Maths Hub website.