“Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” Shakuntala Devi
Maths is essential. It is at the heart of accessing and understanding the world around us. It provides children with life-long skills and knowledge, which will support them in every stage of their future.
Maths is a creative subject, giving children opportunities to reason and apply their own solutions to problems. Maths helps us to think analytically and logically, which are essential skills for finding solutions and solving problems throughout life.
Maths is at the heart of the curriculum and it is vital that children have a strong mathematical knowledge to support learning in other subject areas. For example, a strong understanding of number and data handling are used within Geography, Science and PSHE, whilst calculation and geometry are required in subjects such as DT, PE and Art.
At Tunbury, our maths teaching is supported by the use of White Rose Maths and follows the National Curriculum objectives for each year group. White Rose Maths is a resource which is influenced, inspired and informed by the work of leading maths researchers and practitioners across the world.
In our Maths curriculum, knowledge is taught in blocks of learning that build on previous learning. Each of our lessons flow through a number of core parts: fluency, consolidation and deepening activities. These ensure that children:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately, building on previous learning.
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- 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.
Pupil voice - what do Tunbury learners think about mathematics?
Y3 pupil: "It will help you to do lots of things like tell the time and count scores. It will help you in lots of jobs like being a scientist, engineer or teacher.”
Y4 pupil: “Maths is important because it is used in so much of daily life – you will use it when coding or as a scientist.”
Y6 pupil: “In Maths, I love the challenging problems and equations and how you feel when you solve them.”
Tunbury Mathematics Curriculum Overview and Mathematics Curriculum Progression
Please view our curriculum documentation to see how we have chosen to teach Mathematics at Tunbury Primary School.