"Mathematics has beauty and romance. It’s not a boring place to be, the mathematical world. It’s an extraordinary place; it’s worth spending time there.”
Marcus du Sautoy - British mathematician
The 2014 National Curriculum for Maths aims to ensure that all children become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics, are able to reason mathematically and can solve problems by applying their mathematics.
At St Lawrence Catholic Primary School these skills are embedded within Maths lessons and developed consistently over time. Our learners will develop a deep and secure knowledge of mathematics at each stage of their learning so that at the end of each year group they will have acquired the mastery of mathematical facts and concepts they have been taught before moving on to more challenging material. Differentiation is achieved by emphasising deep knowledge and through individual support and intervention.
Children develop a concrete, pictorial and abstract understanding of the curriculum and use a range of manipulatives to support their understanding of mathematical concepts. These skills are then applied across the curriculum through other subjects such as Science, Geography and Art. Key number facts and times tables are taught robustly to support fluency. Children are taught to reason and problem solve and deepen their knowledge and understanding.
Children in the Early Years explore mathematical concepts through play and are given the opportunity to develop these skills through both guided and child initiated tasks. Children develop an understanding about number, shapes and measures through developing their understanding of key mathematical vocabulary and exploring concepts through everyday play both indoors and outdoors. We want children to recognise the importance of maths in the wider world and that they are also able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives within a range of different contexts. We want all children to enjoy Mathematics with the ability to reason mathematically.
Our Maths Policy and Calculation Policy can be found on our website under Policies and Procedures.
"Without Mathematics there is nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers"