Maths Subject Lead: Sarah Powell
What do our children say about Maths?
"I love Mental Maths!"
"I love doing challenges and getting onto Zoom"
"I help others in Maths"
Year 3 pupils 2022
“Maths is the highlight of my day!”
“My teacher explains Maths to me well.”
"I want to do well at Maths."
"I love Active Maths!"
Y4 pupils 2022
"I really like Maths and I try to do my best"
"I like Maths and I feel confident"
Y5 pupils 2022
The results of our pupil surveys show that:
Maths Subject Leader: Sarah Powell
Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been
developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing
problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and
engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.
A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding
the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty
and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
(National Curriculum 2014)
To prepare children for the future by providing opportunities for a broad, balanced and deep understanding of Maths and explain how it is essential to everyday life.
To challenge and support all pupils through carefully planned sequences of lessons, provision of a wide range of resources and opportunities for the development of: fluency with number facts and operations; the ability to reason mathematically and the ability to solve increasingly sophisticated routine and non-routine problems.
To motivate, enthuse and support all groups of learners by providing opportunities to learn and practise skills in an active and practical way and through careful consideration of pairings and groupings.
To plan opportunities and activities for children to use and apply their mathematical knowledge, language and skills in other curriculum areas and in real-life situations.
The school’s programme of study for mathematics will be based on the National Curriculum for Mathematics 2014. This provides detailed guidance for the teaching of Mathematics under the following areas:
Mathematics is a core subject with a range of cross-curricular links but most often is best taught discretely using opportunities from other subjects to rehearse skills in a context.
Children have a daily Mathematics lesson which may include:
- developing their understanding of number and methods of calculating (fluency)
- opportunities to discuss and reason in order to develop their mathematical vocabulary
- opportunities to practise and consolidate skills by taking part in Active Maths tasks
- investigating and solving routine and non-routine problems
By the time our children leave Telford Junior School, they will have developed:
- a positive and resilient attitude to mathematics
- the ability to express themselves fluently, to talk about the subject with assurance, using correct mathematical language and vocabulary.
- a growing confidence to reason mathematically
- the ability to apply their knowledge and skills in order to solve routine and non-routine problems and to test hypotheses
- fluency (rapid and accurate recall and application of facts and concepts)