Why we teach Mathematics in our school

At Greenfields we want children to achieve a secure foundation in mathematics.  It is an essential means of communication, enabling us to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle practical tasks and real life problems.  It helps us to make decisions, experiment, investigate and predict.  Children need to acquire a wide range of mathematical concepts, skills and techniques to help them prepare for adult life, employment, further study and training.

Primary mathematics is set in the context of a variety of situations and experiences providing opportunities for intellectual excitement.  It is creative and imaginative.  It is a search for patterns and relationships.

 We aim to secure mastery of maths through:

 Curriculum Overview

At Greenfields we follow the National Curriculum.

                “The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

National Curriculum in England, 2014

 We are aiming for mastery of mathematical concepts. We believe that all pupils are capable of achieving high standards in mathematics. Teaching is underpinned by methodical curriculum design and supported by carefully crafted lessons and resources to foster deep conceptual and procedural knowledge. Practice and consolidation play a central role.

Models and images are used throughout the school to expose the underlying structure of mathematics. Once children are confident with the underlying structure of a concept they are able to apply it to more abstract problems.

View the Maths long term plan.