Mathematics holds a special place in our curriculum at Woodford Valley, providing learners with powerful ways to describe, analyse and explore the world. Children can experience a sense of wonder as they solve a problem for the first time, discover a more efficient solution and make links between different areas of mathematics and see how it impacts on us and the world we live in.
Our curriculum follows the challenge and progression as set out in the National Curriculum. We believe in a broad and balanced mathematics curriculum that challenges every learner and promotes an attitude of curiosity about the subject. We aim to foster positive attitudes, fascination and excitement of discovery through the teaching and learning of mathematical concepts.
The aims for our children:
- To develop a ‘can do’ attitude and perceive themselves as mathematicians
- To grow in understanding of number, logic and spatial relationships, and learn to apply this knowledge in predicting, checking and solving real life everyday problems
- To work, both mentally and when using informal and formal pencil and paper methods, with a range of strategies
- To explain their ideas and methods to peers and adults alike, both in words and in a written form
- To understand their strengths within the subject and choose appropriate challenges
- To provide a nurturing and supportive environment in which children are able take risks in their learning and tackle challenges with increasing confidence and independence
- For our children to use and understand mathematical language and recognise its importance as a language for communication and thinking
Mathematics makes a significant contribution to modern society; the basic skills of mathematics are vital for the life opportunities of our children, critical to a future of science, technology and engineering. It is necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment as well as developing the mind and those highly valued cognitive skills. Learners at Woodford Valley Primary Academy study mathematics to become independent thinkers who are able to question and contribute to the world around them. We want to equip them to be people who persevere, feel confident and feel able to tackle the inevitable problems they may encounter.
Click on these links for each year’s termly plan for Maths:
END OF YEAR EXPECTATIONS