At Wivelsfield, we foster positive can-do attitudes and we promote an attitude of: ‘We can all do maths!’ We believe all children can achieve in mathematics, and teach for a secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts through small steps. We encourage children to take risks and to build resilience through open-ended problem-solving tasks. We want all children to experience the beauty, power, and enjoyment of mathematics and to enable them to be equipped with the skills and knowledge to have an understanding of the wider world around them.
At Wivelsfield Primary School, we are committed to providing a motivating, challenging and comprehensive maths curriculum that is accessible to all and links the use of mathematics across a range of subjects, adding meaning to the learning of maths. Our whole school approach to the teaching and learning of maths involves the following:
The impact of our mathematics curriculum is that children understand the relevance of what they are learning in relation to real-world concepts. We have fostered an environment where Maths is both fun and children develop an attitude of everyone can do maths. Furthermore, the children understand that it is OK to be ‘wrong’ because the journey to finding an answer is most important. The children will be able to demonstrate a quick recall of facts and will have the fluency to apply their maths in a range of contexts. Furthermore, children will be able to articulate their reasoning both orally and through their written descriptions in their books. Teachers will know the children are on track to meet the end-of-year expectations through the use of AFL strategies and summative tests. Misconceptions or a lack of understanding of a skill or concept is quickly identified and same-day interventions are deployed.
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