Maths at Cledford is varied and exciting! We aim to provide a high-quality maths education for all of our children where we teach the essential basic skills to develop an understanding of the world, a natural curiosity and a love for maths!
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all children:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice of basic skills with increasingly complex problems over time, so that all children have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their 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 Cledford, we want all children to see mathematics as an interconnecting subject, linking all areas of the curriculum together. Every year we have a 'maths week', which aims to incorportate all areas of the curriculum in an exciting week of themed maths. In 2018, our theme was 'space'.
We teach the children using a detailed scheme of work which incorporates all areas of the national curriculum objectives. We use pictorial and concrete resources to teach children the basic skills, before moving onto abstract calculations.
Your children complete weekly Olympic times tables tests where they aim to reach 'gold' by the end of the year. It is vital that your child/ren learn their times tables - they open up all areas of the mathematics curriculum.
Each year group has a yearly overview and a list of objectives which are covered throughout the year.