Mathematics Leads: Mr Fleming and Miss Walker

Pupils will ‘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.’ (National Curriculum)

At Roseberry Primary School we believe that mathematics should be enjoyable, engaging and provide the building blocks for mathematical success for all children. Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. At Roseberry, we follow the White Rose Maths Framework. This is based on a secure development of the building blocks of learning (fluency) which pupils can apply in a range of situations.  This then provides a foundation for children to understand the world, to confidently explain (reason mathematically), to have an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics and to uphold a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. As such we endeavour to make our work in mathematics purposeful and provide challenge for all learners. Our progressive maths curriculum ensures learning is effective, exciting and above all, relevant to the needs of our children.

Through high quality teaching, our maths curriculum aims to:

  • Develop a positive attitude to maths as an interesting and attractive subject in which all children gain some success and pleasure.
  • Develop mathematical understanding through systematic direct teaching of appropriate learning objectives.
  • Encourage the effective use of maths as a tool in a wide range of activities within school and, subsequently, adult life.
  • Develop children’s ability to express themselves fluently, to talk about the subject with assurance, using correct mathematical language and vocabulary.
  • To recognise that maths skills are cross-curricular and can enrich and consolidate learning across all subject areas.
  • Develop ability to think clearly and logically with independence of thought and flexibility of mind.
  • Develop mathematical skills and knowledge and quick recall of basic facts in line with recommendations.
  • Develop curious, confident and fluent mathematicians who are eager to reason and solve problems.
  • To develop children’s resilience and independence to enable them to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.
  • To ensure children have a good and secure knowledge of the mathematical fundamentals using the concrete, pictorial and abstract experiences.
  • To develop an appreciation of relationships within maths and how concepts interlink.
  • To develop an appreciation of creative aspects of maths and awareness of its aesthetic appeal.