The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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 perservering in seeking solutions
At St James CE Junior School we want pupils to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, to be able to reason and to solve problems.
Our ambitious mathematics curriculum fulfils the National Curriculum requirements and we use the White Rose scheme of work as a tool to help us deliver the objectives. The scheme of work is coherently planned, sequenced and has rigorous progression, accessible to all pupils, to enable children to reach their full potential as mathematicians and gain the knowledge and skills required to allow pupils to succeed in life.