At Stanley Park Junior school, we want our pupils to become proficient mathematicians who have a broad understanding of what maths is, can confidently apply their knowledge and skills, have a sense of its everyday purpose and believe in their own capabilities.
Our Mathematics curriculum is guided by the programmes of study set out in the 2014 National Curriculum.
We aim for our pupils to be given varied and regular opportunities to practise key skills and procedures so that they can become fluently numerate to the best of their ability. This includes constant reinforcement of times tables, place value, basic number facts and mental and written methods for the four rules.
We also strive to provide them with regular and increasingly complex problems and reasoning opportunities so that they become confident applying their knowledge and understanding to a range of mathematical challenges and across the curriculum.
We recognise and promote mathematics as relevant, enjoyable and valuable .
We aim to limit anxiety, prepare our pupils for high school and support them as life-long learners, by ensuring all pupils are suitably challenged. We believe teaching and learning should has a desirable level of difficulty so that pupils feel a sense of achievement, are able to grow in confidence but also learn that misconceptions and questions can aid their understanding.
We want our pupils to develop a Sense of Pride in themselves as they develop the skills and knowledge needed to become capable mathematicians.
Teaching and Learning
We promote learning across the ten strands of the 2014 curriculum:
Children are given opportunities to use physical resources and complete practical task, work both independently and collaboratively, record their understanding in different ways, and learn from their mistakes. Understanding is developed through clear modelling, careful questioning and structured discussion.
To ensure that we meet the needs of all learners, mathematics is structured throughout the school so that children are given time to master the key skills of mathematics – fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Some children are extended further through work in classes where their mathematical understanding and deeper thinking skills are challenged at pace, whilst other children are given the opportunity to work at a slower pace and concentrate more on ensuring fundamental knowledge is secure. All children are encouraged to apply their knowledge and skills to problems and reasoning questions with an appropriate level of challenge. Every child is sensitively placed to ensure that they maximise their progress in mathematical development and this selection is fluid and continually reviewed.
We celebrate our achievements at Stanley Park Junior School and encourage learning opportunities beyond the classroom. Every year we have lots of children who participate in the Primary Maths Challenge and the UK Maths Challenge, many of whom gain a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal. We also offer Family Maths Evenings and workshops in which parents are invited into school to learn how maths is taught at our school.
Below are several key documents to help you support your child’s mathematical journey at Stanley Park Junior School.
Subject Leader: Gemma Reeves
If you would like more information about how this subject is taught, please conatact Mrs Reeves by emailing the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org