Statement of Intent for Mathematics at Cooper Perry Primary School
The 2014 National Curriculum for Maths aims to ensure that all children:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics
- Are able to reason mathematically
- Can solve problems by applying their Mathematics
At Cooper Perry we ensure that these skills are embedded within all of our Maths teaching and learning. We are committed to providing our children with a wide range of challenging and enjoyable mathematical experiences, which enables them to make connections across the Maths and wider curriculum. We are passionate about promoting resilience and perseverance in Maths to guide our children to become confident mathematicians that are not afraid to take risks. We want all of our children to experience success in mathematics.
Our curriculum aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be. We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression set out by the White Rose Maths Hub guidance. Mathematical topics are taught in blocks, to enable the achievement of ‘mastery’ over time. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year-by-year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.
Our children do 1 hour of mathematics each day and lessons are planned around developing a depth of understanding around a clear and concise learning objective. Our children deepen their understanding through:
- Fluency tasks
- Varied fluency tasks
- Reasoning tasks
- Problem solving tasks
Formative assessment plays a vital role in our teaching and learning sequence. Teachers maximise learning by providing live feedback during all maths lessons and use the outcome of this to direct children to the appropriate next steps.
By the time children leave our school at the end of KS2, they will be fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and they will have the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. All of our children will have the skills to solve problems by applying their mathematical understanding to a variety of situations with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios. All of our children will be confident, resilient and self-assured mathematicians.