At The Holy Family School, we believe mathematics is an important part of children’s development throughout school, right from an early age. The children learn basic mathematics skills that they consolidate over time through understanding and reasoning. We intend on delivering a curriculum which is line with the expectations of the National Curriculum.
Our vision is for the children to make links between their mathematical skills and real life situations and use this in the future. We aim for our mathematics lessons to be well paced as well as exciting and interesting to all. No one is limited in mathematics. We like to ask the ‘why?’ and 'how?' as this deepens the children’s understanding and explanation skills. We aim for the children to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.
At The Holy Family School the children learn that mistakes in mathematics are expected, respected, inspected and corrected so that they have a greater understanding. The mapping of mathematics across our school shows clear progression in line with age related expectations. Teachers use their professional judgement when deciding if and when certain areas of mathematics need to have more or less time spent on them, rather than simply following what the scheme of work suggests. We give each pupil a chance to believe in themselves as mathematicians and develop the power of resilience and perseverance when faced with mathematical challenges.