Stanton Bridge Primary School

Maths

At Stanton Bridge Primary School, we have designed a bespoke Mathematics curriculum underpinning the National Curriculum objectives, that has the full coverage of knowledge and skills with progression at its heart. Our aim is to ensure that children are equipped with the basic skills in arithmetic so that they may at least be able to function in their everyday life whilst developing a more sophisticated and in-depth understanding of maths.
 
Through our curriculum, we aim to ensure that our pupils are confident and fluent in the application of the 4 operations and have the ability to problem-solve, reason and articulate mathematically as they progress. Therefore, opportunities are planned in to every lesson and implementation is carefully guided by our routeway to calculation’s policy for pupils to make resolved connections across mathematical ideas to develop mental calculations, varied fluency, reasoning and increased competence in solving sophisticated problems. 
 
Mathematics introduces children to concepts, skills and thinking strategies that are crucial in everyday life and support learning across the curriculum. It helps children make sense of the numbers, patterns and shapes they see in the world around them, offers ways of handling data in an increasingly digital world and makes a fundamental contribution to their development as successful learners.
 
Children delight in using mathematics to solve a problem, especially when it leads them to an unexpected discovery or new connections. As their confidence grows, they look for patterns, use logical reasoning, suggest solutions and try out different approaches to problems. Mathematics offers children a powerful way of communicating. They learn to explore and explain their ideas using symbols, diagrams and spoken and written language. They start to discover how mathematics has developed over time and contributes to our economy, society and culture.
 
Studying mathematics stimulates curiosity, fosters creativity and equips children with the skills they need in life beyond school.
 
‘There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not someday be applied to phenomena of the real world’ Nikolai Lobatchevsky.
 
Click on the link below to find out more about our Maths curriculum.