At Linton Mead we want to develop confidence, resilience and a passion for maths. Our teachers design learning in a way which allows every child to succeed and promote a culture of deeper understanding, competence and confidence. They plan and deliver learning journeys which excite and engage learners, allowing them to take risks, experiment, ask questions and make mistakes, Children are provided with many opportunities to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum through varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving in a variety of contexts.
“Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.”
(The New national curriculum in England framework document, July 2013)
The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all children:
- - Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that children have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their 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
We teach maths following the units provided by the White Rose Maths Hub. We ensure that in our maths lessons children have opportunities to develop their fluency, reasoning and problem solving and emphasise the importance of using concrete resources to help children really understand concepts.
We also use nrich and NCETM materials to supplement white rose planning.
White Rose continue to produce daily ‘home learning’ lessons for Years 1-9. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child complete the activity successfully.