Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has developed over centuries and provides the solution to some of history’s most intriguing questions. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy. An education in mathematics, 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.
At Woodbridge Primary, we aim to create confident mathematicians who have the maths skills needed to succeed in the next step of their education and in their future lives. Not only do we want the children to be able to remember maths facts and understand calculation procedures, but we want them to be able to apply their learning to real-life experiences. We want our children to be curious about numbers and to be able to use their knowledge to be creative in maths when solving problems and puzzles.
At our school, we teach according to the government’s National Curriculum for each year group and use mastery schemes to help us achieve this in our teaching. Our school uses Master the Curriculum teaching resources. Using this scheme enables us to ensure that the learning is progressive and well-sequenced throughout each year group and the school.
We aim to support those who find maths more challenging as well as stretch those who are more able in this subject to ensure that everyone achieves in maths.
For further information on maths, contact our maths lead, Miss Bishop, via the office.
The national curriculum for Mathematics aims for all pupils to:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time
- 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
- Solve problems by applying 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
Click on the documents below to see our curriculum overview for each year group.
Homework Help – Calculation Methods
Our Key Stage 2 children have been learning and practising written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculations. Some of the children have filmed themselves performing and explaining the methods, which might help you if you are stuck with your maths homework. Watch the videos to see the children talking you through an example calculation!
Well done to Aatmana, Finlay, Jasper, John, Brooke, Harry, Rebecca and Danny!