A Vision for Mathematics
At Flamstead End School, we have adopted a Maths Mastery approach where we believe all children are capable of understanding and doing mathematics. All staff strive to ensure that each child has access to highly-engaging and creative lessons with each of the aims of the national curriculum and development matters guidance in mind. Moreover, we will endeavour to ensure that our wonderful learners have reflective and regular opportunities to develop themselves as mathematicians – in a wide-range of contexts.
At Flamstead End School, Mathematics is good when:
Pupils become fluent with the fundamentals of Mathematics, developing this over time to build a mathematical toolkit capable of tackling any problem. They will learn and perfect the required skillset and methods for their age bracket as well as understanding and appreciating all the technical vocabulary which is required to enhance their learning.
Pupils demonstrate effective mathematical ‘reasoning skills’ by following a line of enquiry. Through this, learners will work independently as well as in groups and gain self-confidence to support the building of arguments and justifications for their own opinions.
Pupils have plentiful opportunities to solve problems in a range of contexts, by applying knowledge of Mathematics to a variety of problems – both in and out of the classroom. This will allow children to develop a growth mindset and a ‘can do’ attitude.
Pupils become secure in their age-related expectations, naturally through the school, and flourish in the opportunity to achieve a greater depth standard. Our mastery approach will allow our students to acquire a more flexible, broad and secure understanding of the subject.
Pupils make links with the ‘real world’ as well as other areas within Mathematics. Furthermore, all learners will adopt the Core Values of our school within the Mathematics curriculum, appreciating and embracing the fact that Mathematics is more than just an hour’s lesson per day and is a constant throughout everyday school life.
In maths children will be assessed against criteria based upon age related expectations. Please find below the age related expectations for a child in each year group. The documents set out what a child in each Year group will be expected to know by the end of the year. A brief explanation of skills and activities for each of the four strands (number, measurement, geometry and statistics) is also provided.
The Year 1 Learner The Year 2 Learner
The Year 3 Learner The Year 4 Learner
The Year 5 Learner The Year 6 Learner
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