Mathematics equips pupils with the uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways. Mathematics is important in everyday life. It is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind at Barden Primary we endeavour to ensure that children develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them throughout their lives.
It is vital that a positive attitude towards mathematics is encouraged amongst all of our pupils in order to foster confidence and achievement in a skill that is essential in our society.
At Barden Primary we use the National Curriculum for Mathematics (2014) as the basis of our mathematics programme. We are committed to ensuring that all pupils achieve mastery in the key concepts of mathematics, appropriate for their age group, in order that they make genuine progress and avoid gaps in their understanding which could become barriers to learning as they move through education.
Assessment for Learning, with an emphasis on investigation, cross curricular mathematics, reasoning, problem solving and the development of mathematical thinking combined with a rigorous approach to the development of teacher subject knowledge are therefore essential components of Barden Primary’s approach to this subject.
At Barden Primary School we follow The White Rose Scheme, which is a progressive scheme to plan our maths blocks. The block are designed to be cohesive and allow for application of learning and skills accross the curriculum. Children will use White Rose workbooks in class along with concrete apparatus to support their learning. We have provided a termly overview underneath to see how the year has been mapped out. Maths is taught everyday and is one of our core subjects.
We aim to provide the pupils with a mathematics curriculum and high quality teaching to produce individuals who are numerate, creative, independent, inquisitive, enquiring and confident. We also aim to provide a stimulating environment and adequate resources so that pupils can develop their mathematical skills to the full.
The national curriculum for mathematics at Barden Primary School aims to ensure that all pupils:
Reasoning strategies to use in the classroom
At Barden we believe that reasoning is an integral part of the Mathematical Curriculum. Each Maths lesson aims to include at least one of the following reasoning strategies.
These strategies are a very powerful way of developing pupils’ reasoning skills and can be used flexibly. Many are transferable to different areas of mathematics and can be differentiated through the choice of different numbers and examples.
Autumn Whole School Overview
These websites are a great resource to support your child with Maths at home.