At Highlees Primary School we follow the White Rose Mathematics Programme of Study which is closely interlinked with the National Curriculum for England. This curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, based on Concrete - Pictorial - Abstract approach that enables them to develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply their mathematical 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.
The curriculum covers the following areas: Number, Measurement, Geometry, Statistics, Ratio and Proportion and Algebra.
Through our teaching of Mathematics at Highlees, we seek to develop children's love and understanding of the subject. We support them to engage in a subject that is accessible to all. The skills developed will support them in everyday life and from an early stage we encourage them to develop their understanding of mathematical concepts in context. Children are given the opportunities to apply their mathematical skills in reasoning based activities during mathematics lessons and across the wider curriculum.