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Mathematics 

Marvellous Mathematicians at Budbrooke

Fluency   Reasoning   Problem Solving

 

Maths – Intent Statement

At Budbrooke Primary School, we believe that a quality Mathematics curriculum should develop the children’s love of learning through providing rich opportunities for reasoning and practical, hands-on experiences. We aim to promote a culture where children have a positive attitude towards mathematics and can articulate, through the use of precise mathematical language, how their knowledge and skills have supported their understanding of the subject. 

We develop children’s enjoyment of Mathematics through a wide range of contextualised activities, linking skills and knowledge to real-life situations. We strive to teach pupils to become fluent in calculations and to be confident in the recall of number facts and multiplication tables.

We believe it is important that each child is challenged to think mathematically. The acquisition of fluency and reasoning skills enables children to apply their knowledge and make links in learning to solve open-ended and fascinating maths problems, instilling in children a sense of awe and wonder about the scope of Mathematics beyond the primary school classroom.

These aims are embedded across our Mathematics curriculum. We teach a structured Mathematics curriculum which follows a clear pathway of progression and revisits prior learning to ensure that newly learned information is retained in the long term. Teachers follow and adapt the Mathematics Mastery programme and White Rose schemes of work which closely link to the National Curriculum for Mathematics, 2014.

The National 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.

We recognise the importance of celebrating success in Mathematics and teachers regularly reward children for their work in the subject. The rapid recall of multiplication facts is celebrated through a reward system where children receive a badge in the weekly celebration assembly.

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