Mathematics

We aim to provide a high-quality maths education - teaching children the essential skills and knowledge to develop an understanding of the world and to create a natural curiosity and love for maths as a subject.

The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all children:

  • Become fluent in the ‘building blocks’ of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that children have understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and developing an argument or proof using mathematical language.
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing difficulty, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

At Briary we want all children to be able to see mathematics as an interconnected subject and be able to make connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and ability to solve increasingly complex problems. We want our children to apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.

At Briary teachers from year 1 to year 6 are using schemes of learning published by the White Rose hub to plan effective maths lessons that involve fluency, reasoning and problem solving. In the Foundation stage, children explore maths in informal ways. The White Rose schemes support ‘Teaching for Mastery’.

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