Maths Intent Statement
The National Curriculum for Maths aims to ensure that all children:
Become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics
Are able to reason mathematically
Can solve problems by applying their Mathematics
At The John Moore Primary School, we intend to provide a mathematics curriculum, which is accessible to all children and will provide them with a future tool for life.
We deliver lessons that are creative and engaging. We want our children to develop a rich understanding of mathematical vocabulary and understanding through enquiry and experiment.
Our children will be able to work independently and co-operatively with a positive attitude and awareness of the fascination of mathematics.
We want children to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and we want to give children competence and confidence to have the ability to think logically and solve mathematical problems.
We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of mathematics in the wider world and that they are also able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts and recognise its importance in the world of employment.
At the end of their time at The John Moore Primary School, we strive to ensure that every child is ready to sparkle and soar (as part of our school values) for the next step in their mathematical journey.
Teachers reinforce an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in mathematics.
Teachers use precise questioning in class to test conceptual and procedural knowledge and assess children regularly to identify those requiring intervention so that all children keep up. Children’s explanations and their proficiency in articulating mathematical reasoning, with the precise use of mathematical vocabulary, are supported through the use of stem sentences provided by the teaching staff.
The school has a supportive ethos and our approaches support the children in developing their collaborative and independent skills, as well as empathy and the need to recognise the achievement of others (as part of our share value).
Regular and ongoing assessment informs teaching, as well as intervention, to support and enable the success of each child.