Intent

At St Francis of Assisi Church of England Primary School, we are mathematicians! Mathematics teaching and learning provides a foundation for children to flourish beyond our school community; it encourages our children to shine light into the wider world. Mathematics is an integral part of the world around us and is an engaging and valuable subject to teach to embed the necessary skills and knowledge for daily life.

The mathematics curriculum has been designed so that our children access all the statutory outcomes of the mathematics National Curriculum and for pupils in EYFS, The Early Years Statutory Framework. Maths in our school enables all children to build resilience, perseverance, logical thinking and improve communication skills.

Our children will be taught mathematics in a way that ensures progression of key knowledge, vocabulary and skills and our mathematics curriculum intends to maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement by teaching them to know more, remember more and apply more:  fluency reasoning and problem solving.  Children will become deep thinkers, acquire mathematics skills and knowledge to recall facts quickly and then apply in contexts and other subjects. We intend for our children to know the importance of maths for any career they have as well as enjoying and developing curiosity about the subject.

Implementation

We are currently using the DFE/NCETM ready to progress and curriculum prioritisation documentation alongside other accredited materials to deliver a mathematics curriculum that supports the aims of the Mathematics National Curriculum.  These materials reflect the prioritisation approach of the ready-to-progress criteria in the DfE Primary Mathematics Guidance 2020 .  Children will be taught core areas in maths as small steps within teaching points which will allow the children to easily access other mathematical elements of the National Curriculum.

For specific details of our summer term plan within a specific year group, please contact the school directly.