Mathematics is an important, creative and highly interconnected discipline, that helps us to understand and change the world. At St. George's Primary School, we want all pupils to experience the beauty, power and enjoyment of this subject, whilst developing their natural curiosity and enhancing their resilience, so they become ‘deep thinkers’.
We foster positive attitudes to learning as we believe all children can achieve in mathematics. Engaging lessons teach for secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts through manageable steps. We use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning and provide challenge through rich and sophisticated problems.
At our school, we aim for pupils to become true masters of their year group content, applying and being creative with new knowledge in multiple ways. We intend for all pupils to:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately;
Be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios;
Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language;
Have an appreciation of number and number operations, which enables mental calculations and written procedures to be performed efficiently, fluently and accurately to be successful in mathematics.
At St. George’s we’re shaping happy, confident and resilient learners who discover that maths brings an exciting journey of discovery, understanding – and a lifetime of opportunities.
Our maths curriculum is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in mathematics. Students will gain a deep understanding of mathematics and enjoy solving mathematical problems. In order to master mathematical skills, our curriculum content has been sequenced in order to promote a depth of understanding.
Our maths curriculum offers a 'small steps' progression and yearly framework, which allow children to learn at their own pace while still achieving high standards.
We help children develop their conceptual understanding of mathematics by using concrete objects, pictorial representations and abstract thinking. This inclusive approach is based on the principles of cognitive psychology and child development.
The successful approach at St George’s results in a fun, engaging, high-quality maths education that provides children with the number skills needed for the rest of their lives.
The impact of a structured curriculum results in numerate, confident and skilled children who can apply their Maths skills to a range of problems.