“Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” Shakuntala Devi – Indian female writer known as the human-computer.
Mathematics is taught daily and routinely, each lesson progressing from the one before. Through this progressive block teaching approach to maths, the aim is for individuals to be confident in each yearly objective and develop their ability to use this knowledge to develop a greater depth of mathematical understanding to solve varied fluency problems as well as problem solving and reasoning questions. Mathematics is a creative and interconnected subject and we use a range of resources (including White Rose, Power Maths, Mastery approaches and NCETM documents) and practical equipment to present Maths in many different forms and contexts. We work to reinforce and consolidate work where possible with a focus on repetition of basic skills through tasks such as starter of the lessons, Rockstar times tables and basic skills tasks.
As Maths teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing a child’s ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems, we work to build in real life contexts to help our children recognise the important skills needed for the wider world. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives.