Sandon JMI School

Learning, Resilience, Independence

Maths

Aim

Here at Sandon JMI Primary School, we are dedicated to providing children with a rich and meaningful mathematics education. Staff aim to ensure that pupils are motivated and engaged and whenever possible link maths learning to a real life context. Children of all abilities are challenged and encouraged to be independent learners as well as to be inquisitive and to think ‘outside the box’

We believe that a high-quality mathematics education 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.  

 


Our Intent is to: 
 

  • Develop fluency and mental strategies to solve mathematical calculations and problems quickly and accurately  
  • Practically apply mathematical skills to everyday problems  
  • Present an environment where all pupils can learn Maths to the best of their ability
     and where all pupils’ needs are addressed positively and sensitively. 
     
  • Offer a variety of approaches to teaching and learning to engage and motivate pupils, encouraging their active participation in Maths.  
  • Provide pupils with techniques so that they can investigate and solve problems in 
    maths and other curricular areas. 
     
  • Develop and extend a pupil’s ability to express themselves clearly; to reason logically 
    and to be able to generalise. 
     
  • Develop mathematical knowledge and oral, written and practical skills to encourage confidence and enjoyment.  
  • Set realistic yet challenging targets, with high expectations for all pupils.  
  • To ensure all pupils leave Sandon JMI School with Maths skills that prepare them for the next step in their education  

 

Implementation:   

Pupils have full access to the Maths National Curriculum which is differentiated to meet 
pupils’ learning needs and styles. The curriculum is designed to be challenging and appropriate to each pupil’s stage of development. 
 


Our curriculum is separated into Early Years Foundation Stage skills, Year 1, Year 2 then mixed Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 objectives. 

Daily maths lessons provide opportunities for children to practice their mental Maths to promote fluency and fast recall. There are opportunities for cross-curricular learning, to ensure pupils make significant personal development.