The Maths Curriculum at Applecroft:
Maths Curriculum Expectations:
Vision for Maths at Applecroft:
Mathematics is a tool for everyday life. It is a whole network of concepts and relationships which provide a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems. It also provides the materials and means for creating new imaginative worlds to explore.
Our Aims and Objectives:
Using the objectives from the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage as our base, it is our aim to develop:
- a positive attitude towards mathematics and an awareness of the fascination of mathematics
- the right to achieve the very best they can in their mathematics learning.
- competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills
- an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
- initiative and an ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others
- an ability to communicate mathematics
- an ability to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life
- an understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry and experiment
Curriculum Aims and Objectives:
Teachers in Foundation Stage use the EYFS curriculum document as the basis of their planning. Teachers in Key Stages 1 and 2 use the National Curriculum objectives and Herts for Learning (HfL) Essential Maths as the basis for their planning and access resources and guidance on pedagogy and good practice as required by the Maths Leader and Senior Leadership Team in the SIP (School Improvement Plan).
Through careful planning and preparation we aim to ensure that throughout the school children are given opportunities for:
- practical activities and mathematical games
- problem solving
- individual, group and whole class discussions and activities
- open and closed tasks
- exploring how maths is used globally
- a range of methods of calculating eg. mental, pencil and paper and using a calculator
- working with computers as a mathematical tool
- working with mathematical concepts in a cross curricular way e.g. through science topics or ICT
- taking a creative approach to mathematical learning particular involving problem solving.