The Mathematics National Curriculum (2014) states:


'Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected 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'.    

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 have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their 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 
Our Maths Curriculum has been carefully planned to ensure progress for each year group. Powick staff have worked collaboratively to develop Maths Programmes of Study which meets the aims of the National Curriculum and which also addresses the needs of the children in our school.  
All staff appreciate the importance of promoting a positive attitude towards Maths by making it an enjoyable, active and collaborative experience where errors are celebrated and viewed as vital learning opportunities. Children are encouraged to solve problems through connecting ideas, decision-making and applying their mathematical skills in a range of contexts, including other subjects such as Science and Geography. The ability to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, developing an argument and making justifications using mathematical language is taught through practical activity. investigation, exploration and discussion.     
As a staff team we have developed an approach to the teaching of Mathematics throughout the school.
The link below will open our full calculation policy.  It is a large and comprehensive document that can be dipped into to help you understand how Maths is taught in school, what age related expectations look like and how you might support your children.

Calculation Policy

The teaching of tables - information sheet given to parents on Tuesday 9th February at Maths FLIP.  

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