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 Bishop John Robinson C of E Primary School Thamesmead

Bishop John Robinson C of E Primary School Thamesmead

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Mathematics Intent

At BJR, we have adopted a Mastery approach in order to deliver the three aims of the National Curriculum, fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Underpinning this pedagogy is a belief that all children can achieve in Mathematics.

Our approach aims to provide all children with full access to the curriculum, enabling them to develop independence, confidence and competence – in order to be independent Mathematicians who are well equipped to apply their learning to the wider world.

Our commitment is to ensure that our children recognise the importance of Mathematics in the wider world and that they are able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts. Children will be encouraged to develop their curiosity about the subject, and to appreciate the empowerment of its use.

Our children will become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics developing conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately, and be able to solve problems by applying the skills they learn to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.

We plan our learning with a Mastery approach to the curriculum. Children can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication.

The mapping of Mathematics across the school shows clear progression in line with age related expectations. Pupils are challenged through problem solving and reasoning activities, while those identified as SEND or needing extra support are supported completely, revisiting learning where appropriate.

Through quality first teaching, our children will be equipped to utilise their knowledge of Mathematics to enhance their learning experience throughout the school curriculum and beyond.

We teach the skills to ensure our children are resilient learners who become life-long mathematicians.

Calculations Posters for each class are now available to download at the bottom of this page.