What does Mathematics look like at Chilvers Coton?
Mathematics is a core subject in the National Curriculum. At our school we encourage our children to become confident and resilient mathematicians, who are able to use mathematical vocabulary, reasoning skills and knowledge in a variety of contexts. We want our children to develop a love of mathematics and equip them with the skills and confidence they need to solve a range of problems through fluency with numbers and mathematical reasoning. Children are encouraged to see the mathematics that surrounds them every day and enjoy developing vital life skills in this subject.
We deliver maths in a variety of ways. This year we are continuing our journey to the mastery teaching approach of mathematics, where every child can succeed and believe they are good at mathematics. We place an emphasis on developing children's mathematical talk, problem solving and reasoning.
Within every maths lesson children will have opportunities to use a variety of resources to show their maths as well as explaining their answers. Children are encouraged to work with partners to allow the development of mathematical talk.
By the time children leave our school in Year 2 we want children to have developed a love of mathematics and have a secure understanding of the key concepts of calculations and place value.
We intend our children to become fluent confident mathematicians who are able to make rich connections across mathematical ideas. We intend for pupils to grasp different mathematical concepts securely which are offered through problems before new concepts are introduced.
We intend for ALL our pupils to achieve their full potential including those children who are learning English as an additional language and pupils who have SEND. We want our children to be able to transfer their mathematical skills to other areas of the curriculum and the wider world as well as being prepared for the next stage of their education.