Intent – Developing Mastery in Maths
A the Tacolneston & Morley CE VA Schools Federation, we firmly believe in the importance of maths for our children, both as a key to future learning and as a vital tool for use throughout their everyday lives. We believe that every child can master an understanding and love of maths with the right kind of teaching and support. So, we aim to provide a positive stimulating environment where children feel confident to explore maths and develop their skills.
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.
The following documents give you more detail on this.
Developing mastery in maths is based on building strong foundations that are then built upon using small steps as children develop their understanding. These documents show the progression of skills and understanding in all calculations, alongside our development of concrete, pectoral and abstract representations of concepts.
Implementation – EYFS
this begins with numbers 1 – 10. These are the basis of our entire number system and being
able to manipulate these numbers fully is essential in securing a strong foundation for
learning mathematics throughout our school.
moving onto larger numbers. It also explains how this learning relates to learning in later
years, so would be useful for all parents.
Implementation – Using Power Maths
Helping your child at home