Curriculum Statement of Intent for Maths:
At Wavertree Church of England School, we take great care, in the teaching of Mathematics from Early Years through to Year 6 and preparing children for every stage of their learning. Our emphasis is on problem solving and investigating maths through everyday situations, it is a huge focus throughout school.
We have based our approach to learning on White Rose Maths across Years 1 to 6 since November 2016. White Rose Maths encourages a Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach to learning; it is also inspired and informed by robust, world-class research and global maths experts. This approach builds confidence, resilience and a passion for maths.
Mathematics is taught in accordance with the Mathematics programmes of study set out in the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2.
The National Curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
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.
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 Wavertree, Mathematics is taught as a discrete subject, and skills are developed through their application in other curriculum subjects. As a result, children receive five daily Mathematics lessons each week, but also gain regular opportunities in the other core and foundation subjects to practise, revise and further develop their mathematical and numerical skills.