At Shoreham Village School we believe that mathematical understanding is vital from an early age. Maths is a central part of everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment and is a fundamental part of a child’s education. It is essential that we provide engaging and real life opportunities so that children are able to make sense of our world and become confident, curious and resilient mathematicians.
The curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply 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.
Pupils begin their Maths journey with us during the Early Years Foundation Stage and the starting point of our curriculum design includes the area for learning development of 'Mathematics'. The curriculum we deliver in Reception lays the foundations for the learning that will take place in subsequent years.
The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage can be found here
The Programme of Study for Mathematics for Years 1 to 6 can be found here