At Thomas à Becket CEVC Primary School, we believe mathematics is a fundamental part of a child’s development throughout school. The national curriculum for mathematics intends 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.
At St Thomas a Becket, we passionately believe that mathematics should be fun and rewarding for all children. As such we endeavour to make our work in mathematics engaging for all learners. We follow the White Rose maths scheme, with additional resources including those provided by the NCETM, NRICH and Twinkl, used to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. Pupils should make rich connections across mathematical ideas and should also apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other curriculum subjects.