Mathematics equips pupils with the uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways. Mathematics is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind we endeavour to ensure that children develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards this core subject that will stay with them long after they leave the education system.
The National Curriculum Programme of Study for mathematics describes in detail what pupils must learn in each year group. Combined with the All Saints’ CE Federation Calculation Policy, this ensures continuity and progression and high expectations for attainment in mathematics.
It is vital that a positive attitude towards mathematics is encouraged amongst all of our pupils in order to foster confidence and achievement in a skill that is essential in our society. At All Saints’ CE Federation, we use the National Curriculum for Mathematics (2014) as the basis of our mathematics programme supported by Maths- No Problem and the White Rose Long Term and small steps planning. We are committed to ensuring that all pupils achieve mastery in the key concepts of mathematics, appropriate for their age group, in order that they make genuine progress and avoid gaps in their understanding that provide barriers to learning as they move through education.