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 Village Infants we are all Mathematicians!
At Village Infants school we believe that Maths should provide children with Fluency Development. This helps to develop pupil’s understanding of mathematical concepts and skills, how they link and how they ‘work’, in order for pupils to be competent and confident in using a variety of mathematical strategies and approaches independently. It is developed through regular discussion about strategies and methods, a recognition and understanding that there is not one right way of solving a calculation or problem, and regular arithmetic practice (In Key Stage 1 this happens daily with morning maths).
We also believe that Maths provides children with Reasoning Development. This develops pupil’s mathematical language and vocabulary so pupils have the ability to discuss, explore and explain their strategies, solutions and approaches to mathematical activities. Children are continually encouraged to discuss their thinking and explain their methods to others using the appropriate vocabulary.
Through Fluency Development and Reasoning Development this will enable pupils to apply their mathematical knowledge to a range of problem-solving activities where a variety of skills need to be developed in order for pupils to be successful in solving problems.
Our medium term plans for each year group are based on the National Curriculum expected standards for each year group.
The medium term plans for Maths can be accessed below.