Maths Statement of Intent
At Greenlands, we believe our children should be encouraged to develop mathematical skills that encompass the broad range of the mathematical curriculum; it is a life skill of the future.
Using the Programmes of Study from the National Curriculum it is our aim to develop:
- a positive attitude towards Mathematics and an awareness of the fascination of Mathematics
- fluency, competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills
- the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
- an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately
- initiative and an ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others
- an ability to communicate Mathematics
- an ability to use and apply Mathematics across the curriculum and in real life
- an understanding of Mathematics through a process of enquiry and experiment
- mental agility in our pupils which is complementary to the mathematical curriculum.
- good working habits, so that pupils are capable of working in a systematic way, developing the most appropriate strategy for the task and reviewing and evaluating their work.
Lessons incorporate some class teaching, some group activities and some independent work. Mental maths, practical tasks, number games, written calculations and computing are combined to make maths lessons challenging but enjoyable.
An outline plan of the maths work to be covered in each year group is available in the links below. Parents can help children with the learning of number bonds and multiplication tables as well as with the more practical skills of weighing, measuring and telling the time. Children can develop confidence and understanding of the number system by playing board games with their families. This is a great way to learn and have fun at the same time.