We see Mathematics as an essential life skill and a practical tool with which children can make sense of the world around them. We offer children a comprehensive foundation in all areas of Mathematics through a varied experience of the subject.
At Euxton Primrose Hill Primary school, we deliver a mastery approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics, ensuring that all pupils have access to a curriculum that deepens their mathematical understanding.
In line with the National Curriculum, we want pupils to:
- 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
- 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.
Our curriculum is implemented through the White Rose Maths materials, enabling us to prioritise more time to the key areas of learning for each year group. Children will embed their learning and build competency through the following approach:
Concrete – children should have the opportunity to use concrete objects and manipulatives to help them understand what they are doing.
Pictoral – alongside this, children should use pictorial representations. These representations can then be used to help reason and solve problems.
Abstract – both concrete and pictorial representations should support children’s understanding of abstract methods.
This step-by-step conceptual process is fundamental to the development of a deeper mathematical understanding.