Maths at Pinhoe
At Pinhoe Primary School, we aim to provide children with the mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding that will help them make sense of the world around them as they grow and develop. We are following the New Curriculum for all year groups, with some additional learning in Year 2 and Year 6 to keep in line with the current assessments.
The National Curriculum for Maths 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 develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply 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. “
Mathematics is taught daily for a minimum of 45 minutes per day in Key Stage One and 60 minutes per day in Key Stage Two. Teachers differentiate accordingly through the use of manipulatives and extend children to broaden and deepen their thinking. Problem solving and investigations are used to enable children to apply their learning.
For all children, the daily numeracy lesson is planned to accommodate the individual needs of the children and is pitched at a level suitable to enable the progression of all groups of learners. Children may be grouped at tables with children of similar ability for Mathematics, where this is felt necessary, so that children can be taught at a pace that is appropriate to their level of understanding. Teachers will develop pupils' numeracy and mathematical reasoning through whole class and small group maths teaching and through all subjects. The children will understand the importance and relevance of mathematics in their lives. Pupils will be taught addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve problems. In addition, they will understand and use measures, make estimates and check their work carefully. Pupils will be given the opportunity to apply their understanding and relate their maths to the real world with increasing challenge as they progress through the school.
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