Maths

Mathematics

Our teaching of mathematics is based on the mathematics programme of study in the revised national curriculum, supported by unit guidance from the Hampshire Mathematics Team.

The core aims of mathematics are to ensure that children:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that children 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.

 

One core element in mathematics is the teaching of number, which includes substantial areas of place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions (including decimals from Year 4 and percentages from Year 5), and ratio & proportion and algebra (in Year 6)

Other areas of mathematics include measurement, geometry (properties of shape, and position and direction) and statistics.

The national curriculum programme of study includes expectations for each year group from Year 1 through to Year 6 as average expectations for the majority of children in that year group.

The ABACUS scheme for mathematics is used throughout the school and is complemented with the study of mathematical topics and applied where possible in all cross curricular work. There is a strong commitment to practical activities leading to mathematical understanding as well as in mental arithmetic as a basis for the children to be able to tackle more complex mathematical operations with confidence. The school has incorporated the objectives of the National Numeracy Strategy fully into its Mathematics curriculum

Amington Heath Primary School and Nursery
Quince, Amington, Tamworth, B77 4EN
Tel: 01827 337465