The new National Curriculum states three clear aims regarding the teaching of Mathematics to ensure that all pupils:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practise with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems.
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations or proof using mathematical language.
- Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non- routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
At WJAW we follow the White Rose Maths Hub scheme allowing our children to experience a broad and balanced maths journey that follows the three aims of the curriculum: Problem solving, Fluency and Reasoning. Maths at WJAW allows teachers to adapt and change plans according to the needs of the children as we feel this is the crux of success in mathematics; allowing for accelerated progress. Times tables are practised daily and every lesson has a warm up to engage the children and get their minds 'maths ready' before commencing on that day's objective.