At Newborough C of E Primary School, we believe that Mathematics is a most powerful and essential tool for life. It is made up of fascinating patterns and relationships. It is contained in everything we construct, everything we calculate and almost every problem that we have to solve in our everyday lives.
We endeavour to deliver a rich and varied mathematics curriculum in line with national expectations. We aim to develop confident mathematicians who are passionate about their learning. We do this by continuing to develop their conceptual understanding, by using manipulatives, models and images, which develop pupils’ fluency, and by providing a range of opportunities for mathematical reasoning and problem solving, including ‘real-life’ mathematical scenarios.
Our curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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
- can 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.
‘I really enjoy maths lessons, especially when they are challenging and I am given tricky problems.’
‘I am often successful in maths lessons and feel proud of my work, when I feel unhappy with my work my teachers help me to improve.’
‘I am really good at maths. I get help when I need it and get to help others!’
‘Maths is really interesting, we get to use resources, play games and sing songs!’
‘I like maths when it is tricky, but not too tricky.’
‘I am being taught skills I use outside of school and know it will help me when I grow up.’
Helping Your Child At Home
If you would like to support your child with their learning at home, have a look at our Calculation Policy to see the methods your child is being taught. Alternatively, the following links might be useful.