The national curriculum for mathematics 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.
At Pinhoe Primary School we aim to develop individuals that are numerate, creative, independent, inquisitive, enquiring and confident learners who are able to apply and use these skills in everyday life.
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. In every lesson concepts and ideas are regularly revisited and built upon as key skills are practiced and developed through reasoning and mastery problems.
Class teachers also plan for opportunities to develop and apply key mathematical skills in other subjects throughout the year.
In addition to this we aim to make maths exciting and creative not just in lessons but also with events such as Story Maths Day and Outdoor Maths week where children use their mathematical fluency to engage in exciting investigations and exploration.
Each child at Pinhoe Primary School is also provided with a personal login for the online learning platforms Mathletics and Times Tables Rock Stars (Y2-Y6 only). Class teachers personalise the learning for the children in their class by selecting appropriate tasks and activities for individuals and groups to complete at home and in school.