At Mill Lane we aim to develop and nurture our children, so that they become confident mathematicians for the future. We want them to know and understand the purpose, relevance and importance of mathematics in everyday life. Our intention is for every child to be number confident so that they can make a valued contribution for themselves, the wider community and the world around them.
Mathematics at our school is based on the new (2014) Mathematics Curriculum for year groups 1 to 6 and the Early Learning Goals for Foundation Stage. The new curriculum programmes of study are used to give a balanced and broad curriculum to all of our pupils; this includes the statutory and non-statutory aspects of the curriculum.
Through the teaching of Mathematics at Mill Lane School, we aim for all children to develop:
- A sound understanding of number, calculations, shape, space and measures and handling and interpreting data.
- A wide variety of mental and written methods for carrying out calculations and solving problems.
- A broad range of skills, which can be applied both within school and in their everyday lives.
- To develop logical thinking and reasoning skills through a natural curiosity and investigative approach
- A positive and enthusiastic attitude towards Mathematics.
- A deep and lasting interest in Mathematics
We adopt a ‘mastery’ approach to Mathematics at Mill Lane. Through this approach, we encourage children to make links across mathematical concepts and embed deep understanding.
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Maths Intent Statement
At Mill Lane Primary School, our Mathematics curriculum will deliver lessons that are creative and engaging. We want children to make connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. It is our vision that children learn to develop a passion for mathematical learning as well as building resilience to problems they may face day to day, thus enabling each and every child to reach their full potential within this subject. To do this we will ensure that children are surrounded by an environment rich in mathematical vocabulary and that they will be encouraged to use this language in all lessons.
At Mill Lane Primary School, we fully adhere to the aims of the national curriculum for Mathematics to ensure that all children:
- 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.
The intent of our mathematical curriculum is that every child has the opportunity to master all aspects of maths. Lessons will ensure that children develop their fluency of skills through the CPA approach. After fluency is established all pupils will be given opportunities to reason mathematically, the language needed for them to flourish at this will be taught within lessons on a daily basis. The use of stem sentences will be part of the daily maths lesson. Once children are able to reason, opportunities for problem solving will be meaningful an integral part of the maths lesson.