Mathematics Curriculum Statement
Through our teaching of mathematics at St Matthews, we aim to ensure that our learners are encouraged to think for themselves and acquire lifelong skills, which will prepare them for future life in modern society. We strive to provide all pupils with a quality mathematics curriculum and high quality learning experiences in order to produce individuals who are numerate, creative, independent, inquisitive, enquiring and confident learners. We also aim to provide a stimulating learning environment and provide appropriate resources so that all pupils can develop their mathematical skills to their full potential.
We believe that mathematics is integral to all aspects of life. It is vital that a positive attitude towards the subject is encouraged amongst all of our learners in order to foster confidence and achievement which are both essential in our society. At St Matthews, we are committed to ensuring that pupils achieve mastery in the key concepts of mathematics. Our intent is to overcome any misconceptions and potential barriers to learning through interventions and on-going teacher assessment ensuring a diverse and accessible curriculum resulting in progress for all.
It is important at our school to ensure our learners are given the opportunities to think independently and to persevere when faced with challenges. Children should have the confidence to explain their methods and reasoning using the correct mathematical terms and vocabulary displaying a broad range of skills in using and applying mathematics. Our learners are encouraged to show initiative in solving problems in a wide range of contexts demonstrating knowledge and understanding.