Subject Leader: Mrs Powles
Link Governor: Mrs Jarvie
Statement of Intent
We believe that all children need a deep understanding of the mathematics they are learning so that future mathematical learning is built on solid foundations. Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Our intent is to provide a high-quality mathematics education that provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of mathematics and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
The National Curriculum for Mathematics (2014) aims for pupils to:
In line with the New National Curriculum (2014) each year group have particular mathematics skills that must be embedded by the end of the academic year. Children are continuously challenged in their learning and problem solving is at the heart of our teaching, broadening children's knowledge and encouraging them to relate their learning to real life situations. A good knowledge of numbers or development of 'number sense' is the product of structured practice and repetition. It requires an understanding of number patterns and relationships developed through directed enquiry, use of models and images and the application of acquired number knowledge and skills.
At St. Joseph's, we intend that all pupils will be able to:
Teaching at St. Joseph's is underpinned by careful curriculum design, aided by Power Maths, and supported by carefully crafted lessons and resources to foster deep conceptual and procedural knowledge developing mastery in mathematics. The consistent use of the CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract) approach across Power Maths helps children develop mastery across all the operations in an efficient and reliable way.
Our children's learning is assessed from our teacher's assessment and knowing and understanding the children that we teach. In order to track progress across the school, we are using the Cornerstones skills progression tool. This ensures that we are able to individually track progression of skills and learning.