Our maths curriculum is designed to build on our current success in Maths and to reflect on ways to further engage the children. We aim to develop a deeper understanding and reasoning through challenges both in and out of the classroom by using a mastery approach.
- We promote enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion;
- We promote confidence and competence with numbers and the number system;
- We develop the ability to solve problems through decision-making and reasoning in a range of contexts;
- We develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented;
- We explore features of shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts;
- We become fluent, reason mathematically, and solve problems.
Our FIRST Ethos in Mathematics
Fit for Life – Maths is essential to everyday life. High quality maths teaching and learning therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world and the ability to reason mathematically.
Inspired to Learn – Children will be encouraged to appreciate the beauty and power of mathematics, and to develop a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Ready to Participate – Pupils will be taught at broadly the same pace. Decisions about when to progress will be based on their level of confidence and independence. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly will be challenged within the topic to deepen their understanding. Those who are not sufficiently fluent will consolidate their understanding through additional practice before moving on.
Safe and Secure – We have fostered an ethos of learning through experimenting and making mistakes. All progress is celebrated and every journey is supported.
Trained for Work and Play – Children leave KS1 with a secure understanding of the fundamentals of mathematics, they are fluent and have the ability to reason and solve problems. They are encouraged to use manipulatives to explore their thinking and reasoning. EYFS continuous provision gives the children a secure foundation and ability to make independent choices in order to succeed in maths.
Knowledge: A mathematician at Ardleigh Green is fully equipped with the knowledge to confidently approach age-appropriate mathematical questions and problem solving.
Skills: Children will develop skills in problem-solving, arithmetic, reasoning and the ability to build mental images of problem-solving scenarios.
Experiences: Our weekly quizzes, Math’s Week, our school environment and our school links, are all key to nurture our children’s skills in arithmetic and reasoning.
Careful curriculum planning ensures that our pupils build on existing knowledge and skills over the course of their Ardleigh Green learning journey. This leads to better understanding, knowledge retention and engagement.