At Christ Church our aim is for all children to:
• Understand the important concepts and an ability to make connections within mathematics.
• Develop broad range of skills in using and applying mathematics.
• Display fluent knowledge and recall of number facts and the number system.
• show initiative in solving problems in a wide range of contexts, including the new or unusual.
• think independently and to persevere when faced with challenges, showing a confidence of success.
• embrace the value of learning from mistakes and false starts.
• Be able to reason, generalise and make sense of solutions.
• Be fluent in performing written and mental calculations and mathematical techniques.
• Have wide range of mathematical vocabulary.
• Show commitment to and passion for the subject.
We do this by ensuring that through our science curriculum all children have the opportunity to:
In Key Stage 1:
• Count and calculate in a range of practical contexts.• Use and apply mathematics in everyday activities and across the curriculum.
• Repeat key concepts in many different practical ways to secure retention.
• Explore numbers and place value up to at least 100.
• Add and subtract using mental and formal written methods in practical contexts.
• Multiply and divide using mental and formal written methods in practical contexts.
• Explore the properties of shapes.
• Use language to describe position, direction and movement.
• Use and apply in practical contexts a range of measures, including time.
• Handle data in practical contexts.
In Key Stage 2:
• Count and calculate in increasingly complex contexts, including those that cannot be experienced first hand.
• Rigorously apply mathematical knowledge across the curriculum, in particular in science, technology and computing.
• Deepen conceptual understanding of mathematics by frequent repetition and extension of key concepts in a range of engaging and purposeful contexts.
• Explore numbers and place value so as to read and understand the value of all numbers.
• Add and subtract using efficient mental and formal written methods.
• Multiply and divide using efficient mental and formal written methods.
• Use the properties of shapes and angles in increasingly complex and practical contexts, including in construction and engineering contexts.
• Describe position, direction and movement in increasingly precise ways.
• Use and apply measures to increasingly complex contexts.
• Gather, organise and interrogate data.
• Understand the practical value of using algebra.