The National Curriculum for Mathematics
All pupils will be enabled to:
- 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.
- Can 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.
At St John XXIII Catholic Primary School, Mathematics is at the heart of our curriculum. We believe that Maths is valuable in terms of the skills and knowledge it holds, as well as the opportunities it holds for children as they develop through life. We foster a love of Maths in the children, and children have opportunities to develop their Maths reasoning and problem-solving skills each day. Children at St John XXIII become passionate and excited about Maths, as they master the skills that enable them to reach their own full potential.