A high quality Mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, and a sense of excitement and curiosity about the subject. As pupils learn Mathematics at Corpus Christi Primary School, they acquire fluency in procedures and develop a conceptual understanding, so they are able to solve increasingly complex problems.
At Corpus Christi Primary School we aim to ensure that children become confident, creative users and communicators of Mathematics. Our mathematics curriculum provides pupils with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in number, shape, space and measure and handling data.
Mathematical development is one of the seven areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. This area of learning includes; counting, ordering, calculating, sorting, matching, seeking patterns, making connections, recognising relationships and working with numbers, shapes, space and measures. Mathematical understanding is developed through stories, songs, games, imaginative play and concrete, practical experiences. This approach is continued into Year 1 until the children have achieved the Early Learning Goals.
In Key Stage 1 and 2 our curriculum provision is based on the National Numeracy Strategy ensuring high standards, continuity and progression through the age and ability ranges. Mathematics is taught daily, in every class, with lesson time being extended through out-of-class activities and regular homework. The foundations of mental calculation and recall of number facts are established thoroughly before standard written methods are introduced. Daily oral and mental work develop and secure pupil's calculation strategies and rapid recall results. The children enjoy working on the Interactive Whiteboard, using practical resources, developing mental and written strategies and become familiar with a wide range of mathematical vocabulary.
We believe a good understanding of, and proficiency in, mathematics is crucial to the development of our children into adults who can function effectively in, and understand, the modern world.