Cheriton Primary School

Cheriton Primary School
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The school is vibrant, cultural heritages are valued and celebrated. Outstanding engagement with parents. Pupils lives are enriched because you make the most of the diverse cultral and social mix. All staff are proud to work here and enjoy being part of the school. Ofsted

Maths

Maths at Cheriton

Our policy reflects the values and philosophy of Cheriton Primary School in relation to teaching and learning of mathematics and we believe that mathematics is critical to all. Our aim for our children is that they become powerful citizens with full control over their lives therefore they need to be able to reason mathematically – to think logically, compare numbers, analyse evidence and reason with numbers. Our aim is to bring real maths into maths classrooms and children’s lives. We encourage them to solve ill-structured problems, to ask many forms of questions, to draw and visualise maths and to use adapt and apply methods. It is critical to us that the children develop self confidence in maths.

The new mathematics curriculum:

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday lives. 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.

 

Aims

Our aims have been taken directly from the New National Curriculum to be implemented from September 2014

We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  1. 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 to problems
  2. reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  3. 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.
     

We aim to do this by promoting enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion. We promote confidence and competence with numbers and the number system. We develop the ability to solve problems through decision making and reasoning in a range of contexts. We aim that children become flexible thinkers who can draw on a range of mathematical principles in order to solve problems.