At Wheatlands Primary School, the intent of our mathematics curriculum is to provide an ambitious, connected curriculum, which is accessible to all pupils through planning a progressing scheme that will support and build on previously acquired knowledge, skills and understanding. Our Progression of skills documents can be found below.
Our curriculum will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement by delivering lessons that are creative and engaging, and encourages our children to have a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
In daily lessons, mathematics is taught with the intent of allowing children to become independent, resilient and competent mathematicians. Our curriculum provides opportunities for the children to make rich connections across mathematical ideas and become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, reason mathematically in a range of situations and develop skills in problem solving – three skills which are outlined in the National Curriculum.
In order for children to feel motivated, learning needs to be purposeful. Our mathematics curriculum ensures that our children are aware of the relevance of Maths in the wider world and that they are able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently across the curriculum and in their lives in a range of different contexts.
Planning is based upon the learning objectives in the National Curriculum and each child’s progress in achieving the key objectives is regularly assessed and this information is used to inform our planning.
Our policy can be downloaded below.