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 life, 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.
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 Beaumont Lodge, we use a Teaching for Mastery approach for delivering mathematics, which is based on academic research and is evidenced to be highly effective. At our school, using Maths No Problem, pupils are taught to think mathematically and to deepen their understanding. All pupils are encouraged to believe in their ability to master a mathematical concept and are encouraged to be resilient learners. As part of the Mastery approach, all children progress together and all children are challenged through the use of ‘go deeper’ challengers. A wide range of mathematical resources are used when delivering maths lessons and children are taught to use practical equipment, pictorial representations and abstract written methods. Discussions are held through the maths lessons, to develop children’s vocabulary through the use of sentence stems, with the aim for children to be confident mathematicians.
Below are the long-term maps for each year group.