Maths Curriculum Ambition: National
Our intent is to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum through a consistent and progressive approach to mathematical learning. It aims to ensure all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, so they have a conceptual understanding and can recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems; reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and justify using mathematical language; solve problems by applying their mathematics by breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions. It is our ambition that pupils make strong progress and achieve in line with national standards at the end of each phase.
Maths Curriculum Ambition: Federation
Pupils will be taught using a ‘Maths Mastery’ philosophy, which is broadly based on a progressive Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract approach (CPA). This is a highly effective approach that develops a deep and sustainable understanding of maths in pupils. Concrete is the ‘doing’ stage, pictorial is the ‘seeing’ stage and abstract is the ‘symbolic’ stage, where children use abstract symbols to model problems. By systematically varying the apparatus and methods used to solve a problem, children can craft powerful mental connections between the CPA phases. When taught to master maths, children develop their mathematical fluency and are able to solve a variety of problems without having to memorise procedures. These highly valuable, transferable skills can be applied throughout the curriculum and enhance life-long learning.
Working collaboratively to inspire learners to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and values required for lifelong learning and to be successful, active members of the Trust and wider community.