Mathematics at Blakenhale Infants
We want all children to enjoy Mathematics and to experience success in the subject, with the ability to reason mathematically.
The National Curriculum for Maths aims to ensure that all children:
· Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics
· Are able to reason mathematically
· Can solve problems by applying their mathematics
At Blakenhale, these skills are embedded within Maths lessons and developed consistently over time. We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of Maths in the wider world and that they are also able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts.
Throughout their lessons the children learn to be resilient when faced with mathematical problems, have the confidence and communication skills to answer in full sentences, explain their reasoning and be problem solvers when facing challenges.
Lessons are carefully sequenced to build on prior knowledge and challenge children to move forwards in their learning. These are mapped using the White Rose Maths Small Steps, Ready to Progress and NCETM materials.
Lessons are supplemented by the use of Sumdog for additional practice and fluency of key facts.
Our children are appropriately challenged and supported through varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Irrespective of personal starting points, our children explore maths in depth, and use a range of mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain. They make links in their learning and build on previous knowledge and skills, then apply these to a wide variety of contexts both within maths and across the curriculum. They appreciate the relevance of maths in real life situations to help them make sense of the world around them.
Click here to access the Maths overviews for 2021-2022.