Maths at Moulton
Maths is an essential and exciting part of our school curriculum and through our daily Maths teaching we aim to develop confident mathematicians with the necessary skills to tackle Maths in everyday life.
To achieve this, we teach through progressive objectives, which challenge and support all learners in all areas of the Maths. We use effective, ongoing assessment in maths lessons to support and challenge learners as necessary. Across the school, children use a range of practical resources to support their understanding of Maths and demonstrate their learning in concrete, pictorial and abstract representations. We believe that having a secure understanding of numbers is essential for children’s confidence and we develop this from the Early Years. This enables our children to build upon their knowledge as they move through the school and have a greater depth of understanding of mathematics, which will support them through their future education.
By following the National Curriculum for Mathematics (2014), we ensure that the vast majority of our children can:
- 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, use relationships and generalisations, and develop 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.
The expectation is that the majority of children will move through the programmes of study for each year group at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress is based on the security of pupils’ understanding and their readiness to move on to the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly and demonstrate fluency are challenged through sophisticated problems to deepen their understanding further.
The following links offer further guidance for parents about learning in Maths and the different ways children can be supported.