The National Curriculum for Mathematics 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.
What do we want our pupils to experience through Springfield maths curriculum?
- A focus on functional maths such as number, money, time and problem solving.
- To understand why maths is important in their lives
- Maths that is linked to their interests and real-life situations.
- Smaller steps of learning within, and over, a sequence of lessons which pupils work towards and build into their long-term memory.
- Opportunities to develop a secure understanding of early number which they can build upon
- Opportunities to understand and experience Maths learning in different ways, using different resources, objects, situations
- Opportunities to develop their mathematical vocabulary
- Lots of mathematical and real-life problem solving
- Challenge and support make and celebrate progress
Why do we want this?
- To give pupils the opportunity to develop and secure their understanding of skills that will enable them to live more independent lives, such as money, number, calculations and time.
- To enable our pupils to master Mathematical skills so that they can show their understanding and skill in different contexts.
- To develop their confidence enabling them to explain, reason, check answers and solve problems in Maths and everyday life.
- To enable our pupils to become more flexible and resilient thinkers and learners.
- To develop our pupils ability to make links between their learning in maths and other subjects and real-life situations.
- To develop and build their Mathematical vocabulary to be able to support their social communication skills.
How is this delivered?
- Skills are arranged hierarchically through the curriculum. Learning will focus on filling gaps as well as moving forwards.
- The curriculum builds upon EYFS early learning goals
- Daily lessons that include real-life links
- A range of resources to support CPA progression (Numicon supports this well)
- Regular problem-solving opportunities
- Lots of sensory learning opportunities and outdoor learning
- Maths weeks and events
- Catch Up Numeracy is a structured one-to-one intervention for learners who find numeracy difficult. It enables learners who struggle with numeracy to achieve more than double the progress of typically developing learners. After an initial baseline assessment children who require catch up sessions will be given 15-minute individual sessions delivered twice a week. It is grounded in academic research and addresses 10 key components of numeracy: counting verbally, counting objects, reading and writing, hundreds, tens and units, estimation, word problems, translation, remembered facts, derived facts and ordinal numbers.