At Wavertree Church of England School it is our intent to provide children with a high-quality, broad and challenging Mathematics curriculum. The learning journey inspires all children to become fluent in the fundamentals of maths, developing their conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge. Children are learning to reason mathematically by justifying, making links to known facts, or providing proof using mathematical language. Understanding of concepts will be challenged through solving problems by applying their mathematic knowledge. We aim to equip children with the foundations of mathematics that enable them to belong in everyday life.
A variety of methods are used to find out what the children know, understand and can achieve. Lesson activities are developed to suit different abilities and learning styles. Mathematics lessons allow for collaborative learning and thus encourage children to talk in pairs, small groups or through class discussion, to share learning. For those children who grasp concepts rapidly, they will be challenged through a range of problems, whilst those not sufficiently fluent will be provided with opportunities to consolidate their understanding through additional practice and intervention.
Monitoring to assess achievement in maths includes work scrutinies, lesson observations and/or learning walks, pupil voice interviews/questionnaires in order to ascertain correct curriculum coverage, the quality of teaching and learning as well as the children’s attitudes to and retention of maths learning. This information is then used to inform further curriculum developments and provision is adapted accordingly.