The Mathematics curriculum at Wethersfield is based on the National Curriculum 2014.
Mathematics provides a way of communicating information and ideas. It can solve real life problems or be used as a way of exploring new ideas. It can be a mental test or a practical task. It can provide an answer in seconds or can be part of a lengthy investigation. Children should find mathematics inviting and creative. They need many experiences in order to gain understanding of the various concepts. Children need to be aware of the skills required for everyday life but they should also be given time to explore the structure of mathematics e.g. number patterns, suggesting and testing hypotheses.
At Wethersfield we provide children with a wide range of mathematical opportunities. These include practical activities and mathematical games, problem solving, individual, group and whole class discussions and activities and open and closed tasks. The integration of computing into the teaching and learning of Maths is also an important tool to engage children fully in their learning.
We are beginning to adopt a mastery approach in mathematics to broaden and deepen children's experiences of mathematics across the school. A variety of practical equipment and a wide range of books and web based resources are used to supplement mathematics teaching. Numicon, a practical resource has recently been introduced across the school.
The Mathematics curriculum at Wethersfield aims:
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