Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected subject that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
At Highfield Farm Primary School, we firmly believe that we can make a positive impact and support our children and community to experience success and a sense of achievement around maths. We believe that maths is a universal language that can be understood by everyone, which means it can open doors that lead to endless possibilities and bright prospects for all of our children. We are committed to developing children’s curiosity, together with the appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics.
The 2014 National Curriculum for Maths aims to ensure that all children:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics;
- Are able to reason mathematically;
Can solve problems by applying their Mathematics.
At Highfield Farm Primary School, we ensure that skills and understanding are embedded within Maths lessons and developed consistently over time. Alongside the National Curriculum, our planning is informed by the Mathematics Mastery resourced curriculum. This supports us to carefully sequence units and teach small steps of learning. We support every child to meet high expectations based on their individual starting points. We provide structured and multiple opportunities to learn and to consolidate gaps in prior learning.
We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of Maths in the wider world and that they are able to apply their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts. Our curriculum is designed to provide our children with the language and vocabulary they need to reason and apply their thinking to everyday mathematical concepts. To this end, maths is one of the essential aspects of our curriculum, which acts as a catalyst for our entire curriculum offer.
Please see our Maths policy and maths documents for further information.
How do I find out more about the curriculum?
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum or have any queries please contact Mr A Krabbendam, Interim Headteacher, using the details on our contact us page.