“ Whatever you do in word or deed,
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Colossians 3:17

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Maths Vision Statement

At The Blue School, we consider mathematics to be an international language. Through the development of a mastery curriculum, we aim to enable all children to achieve excellence in maths through reasoning, generalising and solving problems. We aim for our children to become fluent mathematicians, allowing them to function ably in a range of situations.

We strive to develop mathematics as an essential element of communication and we promote the use of mathematical language all the way through our curriculum. Through hands on teaching, we aim to foster a positive attitude towards mathematics and promote enjoyment of the subject. Our mathematics lessons take a CPA approach, where children will experience maths through the concrete handling of resources, before moving onto pictorial representations and finally accessing maths in a purely written form.

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Under the guidance from the Department of Education, at The Blue School we are teaching the strands New National Curriculum and focus on the following Strands for teaching Mathematics in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two:

Strands include:

  • Number – number and place value
    Number – addition and subtraction
    Number – multiplication and division
    Number – fractions
  • Measurement
  • Geometry – properties of shapes
  • Statistics
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Algebra

The Importance of Mathematics at The Blue School

A high value is placed upon Maths within the curriculum at The Blue School.

At The Blue School we aim:

    • To foster positive attitudes, fascination and excitement of discovery through the teaching and learning of mathematical concepts
    • To develop a ‘can do’ attitude in our children
    • To encourage children to work systematically when solving problems and learn from their mistakes
    • To broaden children’s knowledge and understanding of how mathematics is used in the wider world
    • To enable our pupils to use and understand mathematical language and recognise its importance as a universal language for communication and thinking

     

    Key Stage One and Key Stage Two teachers use a range of resources to inform planning and follow the Mathematics Programmes of Study from the Department of Education.