Mathematics is one of the core national curriculum subjects. Following the new Framework for Mathematics we aim to support and increase all children’s access to excellent teaching, leading to exciting and successful teaching.
We aim to produce confident mathematicians who can use and apply their knowledge and understanding in a variety of contexts. We endeavour to provide children with a diverse range of opportunities to use their maths skills across the curriculum. Children are encouraged to take risks and to face challenges and problems with a positive approach.
Maths includes many areas including the number system, measures, shape, problem solving and handling data and these are covered throughout each year following the 2014 National Curriculum. It is taught daily and includes oral, mental and written work with an emphasis on using appropriate mathematical vocabulary.
A variety of approaches are used and children are encouraged to make their own choices with regards to resources needed and level of challenge. We ensure that the curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of each child while developing their skills and understanding at an appropriate level.
Mathematics provides a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems. We aim to develop confidence and understanding so children can, and will, seek further enquiry and fulfilment.
The teachers aim to ensure that each child covers a common core of essential mathematics, which will be progressed in each year group. Children are taught basic number facts including number bonds, tables and the four rules of number. They are encouraged to acquire basic skills of calculation with quick recall of number facts. In addition the children are familiarised with the value of money, properties of shape, handling data and measures, including length, mass, capacity, time and temperature to an appropriate level of accuracy. Throughout their mathematics teaching there will be an emphasis placed on using and applying their skills, particularly in problem solving. We feel that this is of paramount importance in helping children to gain an understanding of mathematics and its relevance to everyday life.
Mathematics is taught across the curriculum, within many other subjects, where children can use their wide range of concepts and skills to solve problems and present information. Children at Hartsfield are encouraged to explore, appreciate and enjoy mathematics during their time here.