The Links Primary School

Mathematics

The intent of our mathematics curriculum is to ensure that every child enjoys mathematics and becomes an enthusiastic mathematician by developing their skills, knowledge and understanding through practical experiences that have relevance and purpose in everyday situations. It is important that children develop the skills of numeracy to become lifelong learners. They should be able to apply these skills in different situations across the curriculum and in daily living outside school.

We want every child to make connections across mathematical concepts in order to develop their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills, and to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge in other curriculum areas. We want to develop a numerate environment where mathematical risk-taking, creativity and logical thought are encouraged in order to develop independent learners. It is essential that they understand its importance in being able to function effectively in everyday life, including carrying out employment and dealing with financial matters.

Aims of Mathematics
We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop a positive attitude towards mathematics,  which includes making maths fun and bringing it to life, through the use of Active Maths, x tables Rock Stars, the use of relevant apparatus and maths games.
  • develop and consolidate basic mathematical skills and become numerically fluent.
  • promote confidence and competence with numbers and the number system.
  • develop the ability to solve problems through decision making and reasoning in a range of contexts.
  • develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered, presented and interpreted.
  • explore features of shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts.
  • develop mathematical communication through speaking and listening, practical activities and recording work.
  • develop an ability to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life

Please click on the images below to see how Maths is planned across the school.