Mathematics at Seaton St Paul's C of E Junior School
At Seaton St. Paul's C of E Junior School, we believe that Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives.
Our objectives in the teaching of mathematics are to:
- promote enjoyment of learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion;
- promote confidence and competence with numbers and the number system;
- develop the ability to solve problems through decision-making and reasoning in a range of contexts;
- develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented;
- explore features of shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts;
- help children understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life;
- develop the cross-curricular use of mathematics in other subjects.
Across Key Stage 2, we follow the main aims of the National Curriculum for Mathematics which builds upon prior learning from Key Stage 1. To support staff we use White Rose Maths planning, a scheme which provide opportunities for progression across year groups as well as building on learning within year groups.
We enhance our Mathematics curriculum through cross-curricular learning during our foundation topics.
Children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) will be identified and work within their individual level. If needed, they will have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and either work with support in class or have allocated time aside from their Maths lesson to work on individual targets.