The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification 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.
A curriculum for ALL at Townville Infants School
- We use one set of mathematical concepts and big ideas for all.
- We consider it necessary that All pupils need access to these concepts and ideas.
- We believe all pupils are given the opportunity to master the curriculum and for some to gain greater depth of proficiency and understanding.
- We are determined to challenge the children at Townville by providing opportunities for the children to deepen their learning rather than accelerating into new mathematical content.
- We consider mathematics to be the key ideas and building blocks that are important for everyone.