Curriculum statement - Mathematics Vision
‘Every child is a mathematician’
Our aim at Emscote Infant School is for all children to enjoy mathematics. We want to help them develop a secure and deep understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and procedures so that when they leave us to transition to secondary school they are well prepared for the next step in their learning. We want children to see the mathematics that surrounds them every day and enjoy developing vital life skills in this subject.
Our aim is for all children to think mathematically, enabling them to reason and solve problems in a range of contexts across all areas of the curriculum.
At Emscote, our Mathematics Mastery curriculum is being developed to ensure every child can achieve excellence in mathematics. Children can experience a sense of awe and wonder as they solve a problem for the first time, discover different solutions and make links between different concepts
Providing pupils with a deep understanding of the concept through a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach helps ensure pupils fully understand what they are learning.
Key features of our Maths Mastery curriculum:
· High expectations for every child.
· Fewer topics, greater depth.
· The answer is just the beginning – focus on mathematical thinking, language and reasoning.
· Concrete, pictorial and abstract resources that are progressive to support learning.
· Calculate with confidence – understand why it works and make links.
We deliver The National Curriculum through the use of White Rose and Mastering Number, which are based on a Mastery scheme of work. White Rose identify the objectives for each topic block which are derived directly from National Curriculum. The objectives in each block are broken down in to a series of carefully planned small steps. Teachers also enhance their lessons their lessons with NRICH and Primary Stars resources.