Our Maths curriculum at SSMJ has been constructed to be ambitious to give all pupils the knowledge they need to succeed in life. We follow medium term plans in each year group that link directly to the national curriculum and incorporate national resources such as the Curriculum Prioritisation in Maths written by the NCETM.
We incorporate a wealth of other resources such as WRM and Maths Mastery Hub Projects into our teaching with the aim that both our expectations and standards are high. Recent work by the subject leader has identified that there are areas of development to increase the standards and expectations further.
We are now involved in the Mastering Number Project with the aim over time that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number.
The language of mathematics is international. The basic skills of mathematics are vital for the life opportunities of our children. Our aim is for all children to think mathematically, enabling them to reason, solve problems and assess risk in a range of contexts.
“For nothing is impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37)
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 areas of mathematics. It provides pupils with a deep understanding of the subject through a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. This ensures pupils fully understand what they are learning and allows them to be learners of today and leaders of tomorrow. We want the children to see Mathematics as being relevant to their world and applicable to everyday life as well as being something that they will need as they move on through their school life and ultimately to the world of employment. Together we can learn, love and respect one another to be the best that we can be.
This project aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1 and Year 2. The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number.
This is our 2nd year!