Curriculum Intent Statement for Maths
When teaching mathematics at Parc Eglos, we intend to provide a curriculum which caters for the needs of all individuals and sets them up with the necessary skills and knowledge for them to become successful in their future adventures. We aim to prepare them for a successful working life by instilling a sense of aspiration and curiosity. We incorporate sustained levels of challenge through varied and high quality mastery activities with a focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Pupils are required to explore maths in depth, being taught to use mathematical vocabulary, to develop their mathematical reasoning skills through carefully structured lessons which include opportunities for discussion and collaboration. We encourage resilience and acceptance that to struggle is often a necessary step in learning. Children are able to make better sense of the world around them as we use real world contexts when teaching. The aim is that this should make the subject more accessible, engaging and relevant to real life. Irrespective of ability, children leave Parc Eglos as confident, passionate and enthusiastic mathematicians who embrace the opportunity to be challenged and are excited about continuing their mathematical journey at secondary school.
MATHS SCHEME OF LEARNING
At Parc Eglos we use the White Rose Schemes of Learning which provide yearly frameworks that break down what children need to learn during each week of each term to master the learning objectives laid out by the National Curriculum. We use resources that are aligned with the White Rose Maths frameworks which are designed to be enjoyable, engaging and varied, to help pupils develop a love of learning and work towards mastery.
What we really like is about the White Rose Maths is their approach to teaching maths. At the heart of their resources and frameworks is the motto “Everyone Can Do Maths: Everyone Can!” — a slogan that we wholeheartedly agree with!
White Rose supports us to help children work towards maths mastery and change attitudes towards this subject, encouraging a growth mindset in both teachers and learners. Adopting a White Rose Maths approach to teaching means we make sure all of our children have the same opportunities to learn and the support they need to fully grasp concepts.
The philosophy behind White Rose Maths also focuses on making maths fun for children and helping them to find enjoyment in number problems. Because when children are engaged in learning and enjoying maths, that’s when lessons really sink in and deep learning happens.