At Nanaksar Primary School, we aim to teach our pupils to understand Mathematics through a rich, challenging and engaging curriculum.
We provide a wide range of real-life learning opportunities to enable our pupils to use and apply their mathematical skills across the curriculum to further develop their understanding of Mathematics as an interconnected subject.
We endeavour to ensure that all pupils leave Nanaksar Primary school becoming confident and independent mathematicians who can show curiosity, reason mathematically and solve problems by applying their understanding of Mathematics in the real world.
“Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.” National Curriculum, 2013
At Nanaksar Primary School, we follow the National Curriculum to plan and teach Mathematics. Pupils are taught Mathematics focusing on the following strands:
- Number and Place Value
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
- Fractions and Decimals
- Properties of Shape
- Position and Direction
Pupils are taught to develop their fluency, accuracy and speed in mental arithmetic through fortnightly times tables and arithmetic tests.
Our enriching curriculum ensures that all pupils are given the opportunity to:
- Develop an enjoyment for learning
- Develop their confidence in solving unfamiliar problems
- Think independently
- Ask questions to challenge their own and others thinking
- Explain their understanding of concepts and solutions using mathematical vocabulary and ‘Maths Talk’
- Work in teams to solve problems
- Use and apply their understanding of mathematics to real-life situations
- Understand that mathematics is a cross-curricular, universal language which can be tackled and solved in a number of ways