At Woodchurch CE Primary School, we believe that Mathematics is a tool for everyday life. It is a whole network of concepts and relationships which provide a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems. It also provides the materials and means for creating new imaginative worlds to explore.
Mathematics is an essential part of a balanced curriculum that is both challenging and reasonable. All learners should become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and should be able to reason mathematically and solve problems by the application of their mathematical understanding. We endeavour to ensure that children develop an enthusiastic and creative attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them throughout their lives.
Mastery for all is our belief at Woodchurch CE Primary School. Mastery is an ethos and an approach for excellent learning. It is therefore our belief that everyone can master maths and the term is not solely used as a descriptor for those classed as ‘more able’ mathematicians.
At Woodchurch CE Primary School we aim to develop:
- An enjoyment and curiosity of mathematics and for children to feel confident in becoming successful.
- Children’s abilities to use and apply mathematics to solve problems in both the classroom and real life contexts.
- A confidence to communicate ideas in both written forms and orally
- Independent and collaborative ways of working, encouraging children to share ideas and solve problems together
- A wide range of mathematical vocabulary to be modelled and used in the classroom environment
- The children’s ability to recall mental facts accurately and quickly and using effective written calculation methods
- Children’s logical thinking, reasoning and ability to problem solve as transferable life skills