Our Mathematics curriculum has been specifically tailored to meet the unique context of our school. It is designed to be broad and balanced, providing all pupils with the opportunity to master their learning, develop their skills and deepen their knowledge whilst making sense and giving purpose as to why we learn Mathematics. These skills are embedded within Maths lessons and developed consistently over time. We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of Mathematics in the wider world and that they are also able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts. We want all children to enjoy Mathematics and to experience success in the subject with the ability to reason mathematically and solve everyday problems. We are committed to developing children’s curiosity about the subject, as well as an appreciation of the beauty and power of Mathematics.
At St. Patrick’s we believe that all pupils can achieve in mathematics. We believe in a ‘Mastery’ approach where Mathematics is a journey and long-term goal achieved through exploration, clarification, practise and application over time. At each stage of learning, children should be able to demonstrate a deep, conceptual understanding of a mathematical topic and be able to build on this over time. We believe that children should be able to select which mathematical approach is most effective in different scenarios as their understanding of a mathematical topic becomes deeper.
The 2014 National Curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all children:
• Become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics
• Are able to reason mathematically
• Can solve problems by applying their Mathematics