School Target 2020/21 = 96%
At Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School we recognise that ‘high-quality’ mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject (National Curriculum September 2014).
At Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School, our vision is that pupils will leave the school with cultural capital - they will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in their future learning and beyond. Maths is a journey and long-term goal, achieved through exploration, clarification, practice and application over time. At each stage of learning, children should be able to demonstrate a deep, conceptual understanding of the topic and be able to build on this over time. Learning should be secure in all areas, where knowledge and understanding can be recalled, used, transferred and applied in different contexts.
We are committed to a rich Maths curriculum which affords pupils with opportunities to practically learn and experience a range of investigations and problems, particularly those related to real life contexts.Through our concrete, pictorial and abstract (CPA) approach to teaching the mathematics curriculum, children are able to discover mathematical connections and patterns between different concepts.
Through frequent and varied practice, pupils will become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and have the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. This will develop children's conceptual understanding which they can then apply to solve increasingly complex problems. This will include breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
Staff will enhance children’s mathematical language and reasoning skills through reinforcing key vocabulary and providing opportunities for collaborative discussion within their maths learning. This will help to ensure children feel confident in explaining their mathematical reasoning and use key vocabulary to support their justifications, arguments and generalisations.
A mathematical concept or skill has been mastered when a child can show it in multiple ways, using the mathematical language to explain their ideas, and can independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar situations.
We believe that these opportunities will ensure that our pupils are confident, life-long learners who will see the links between areas of Mathematics and be flexible in applying their knowledge and skills to a range of different contexts and ever challenging problems. In response to our teaching, we believe our children will be able to recall facts and procedures and explain their thinking using key mathematical language. Learners will develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum which will enable them to achieve well and prepare them for the next stage in their education and beyond.
Our school uses White Rose Maths from Years 1 - 6.
Miss Travers, is the Maths subject lead for our school, Mrs Lindsay Smith and Dawn Penlington are the Governors linked to Maths. Please ring the office to arrange an appointment if you need any further information.
Curriculum Map - Years 1-6