To be an expert I need to ... think like a mathematician, talk like a mathematician and act like a mathematician.
CURRICULUM INTENT FOR MATHS
At Fairfield Community Primary School, it is our aim to instil a love of Mathematics in all our children. We work hard to offer an irresistible and varied curriculum that both interests, intrigues and inspires our children while meeting the needs of all backgrounds, cultures and abilities.
The National Curriculum is the starting point for us and is taught through a varied approach. Opportunities for applying skills and knowledge in a range or contexts including real life are given in all lessons. Teachers make it explicit to children that they are learning mathematical skills and that they are being ‘Mathematicians’. Our policy ensures consistency for all children and builds on children’s previous knowledge ensuring children have the opportunity to achieve and be challenged.
Through our teaching, we encourage children to ask questions, wonder and discover answers to their own questions. Reasoning and exploration allows them to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of number and mathematical concepts.
From the beginning of EYFS to the end of KS2, our curriculum is based on the acquisition of knowledge, skills and vocabulary with a focus on children knowing more and remembering more. Clear progression within and across year groups, as demonstrated in the progression below, allows children to revisit, recap and build on prior learning helping them to embed skills and knowledge. This allows our children to have the cultural capital to be successful mathematicians at high school and beyond as well as developing their understanding and potential as citizens of the wider world.