Mathematics Curriculum Intent
At St Anne’s Primary School, we recognise the importance of mathematics in the wider world and we want children to be able to transfer these skills confidently in a range of different contexts. We aim to develop a positive culture around the school where all children enjoy and can experience success in mathematics. Our aims are for children to have a deep understanding of the mathematical concepts and be able to move fluidly between different representations and contexts. In doing this, we believe that children will become fluent mathematicians, be able to reason mathematically and will be able to solve problems with increasing complexity. Our maths curriculum follows a mastery teaching and learning approach and the principals of this link closely to our school values; to develop resilient, reflective learners who are confident to articulate their thinking. We recognise that in order to develop this sustained learning, small, progressive steps that expose key structures are essential in our mathematics curriculum.
At St Anne’s the teaching and learning of number facts is a key aspect in our mathematics curriculum. The rapid recall of number facts are a crucial part in early maths development and form the building blocks for higher-level maths. We understand that being fluent with our number bonds and times table facts can support our ability to solve more complex problems and spot patterns easily; stopping cognitive overload and freeing up space in our working memories.