At Our Lady of Good Help, we strive to cultivate a love, enjoyment and enthusiasm for mathematics. We want our children to leave OLGH able to confidently apply their learned skills in everyday life therefore children are taught to appreciate the importance of maths in the real world using real life contexts. Using a mastery approach, our children learn to become fluent, give reasons and solve problems. We support the children to build upon prior knowledge using small, guided steps which build in complexity. Our teachers provide opportunities for the children to learn practically using a range of concrete and pictorial representations and to enable children to make connections with abstract concepts. By making links between different concepts, our children are able to develop their mathematical knowledge to build schemas to enable rapid recall of information allowing them to learn new knowledge more quickly. But above all, we like to make maths fun for all!
Aims and Objectives
At Our Lady of Good Help, we ensure children:
- 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;
- 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.
These aims are based on the rationale that all children should receive their full entitlement to a mathematics curriculum that is broadly balanced and develops progressively throughout their school life. It will provide a sound foundation for future learning in mathematics and is relevant in their future life.
National Curriculum for Maths