At Loose Primary School we want every pupil to develop a love of maths. We aim to develop a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject and provide a programme for progression where pupils are stimulated and challenged.
We place a considerable emphasis on teaching mental calculation methods and creating opportunities for children to actively engage with the concepts being taught. We aim that children will develop a strong sense of number and a secure understanding of place value using a range of resources to support learning. Formal written recording is practiced regularly and is an important part of learning and understanding. Loose Primary School has developed a consistent approach to the teaching of written calculations in order to establish continuity and progression throughout the school.
It is vital that pupils are able to apply their knowledge and skills to solve mathematical puzzles and problems, as well as explain their thinking and methods clearly.
Pupils are encouraged to learn key number facts, such as, number bonds and multiplication facts from very early on in their education and our Mad about Maths scheme promotes the importance of this. Please use the drop-down menu to find out more about ‘Mad about Maths’.
We use a number of online resources to support the teaching and learning of maths in school and children in KS2 are often set homework tasks using the online platform www.mymaths.co.uk.
Ultimately, we want to guide our pupils to become independent and confident mathematicians, with the skills to achieve and continue their success in education and beyond.
From September 2015, all pupils will be taught mathematics based on the new National Curriculum for Mathematics. The programme of study aims 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.
(Taken from the new Maths National Curriculum).