Maths Statement of Intent
Mathematics is important in everyday life. It is integral to all aspects of life and, with this in mind; we endeavour to ensure that our pupils develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them. The mathematics curriculum equips pupils with a powerful set
of tools to help them understand and change the world.
Mathematics at Stalyhill is taught using a mastery approach, which has number at its heart. We strive towards shaping assured, happy and resilient mathematicians who relish the challenge of maths. The children shall become independent, reflective thinkers, whose skills not only liberate them in maths but also support them across the curriculum.
The basis for our planning and curriculum content are the White Rose Maths Hub’s schemes of learning. Within our curriculum, a large proportion of time is spent reinforcing number to build competency and support the idea that a depth of knowledge comes before a breadth of knowledge. Once their fluency is secure the children will then be provided with a range of opportunities to apply their skills into both reasoning and problem solving questions.
The basis for our teaching is the use of a Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach in line with White Rose. When introduced to a new concept, children should have the opportunity to build competency by going through the necessary stages to embed understanding. These are:
We believe children can learn all the time therefore please find below a variety of recommended websites. Your child/ren have got their own log on details. Teachers may use these websites (e.g. TTRockstars) to set homework and engage our children in fun, stimulating and challenging activities.