At JTR we immerse our children in Maths from the first day of school. We ensure the children see Maths all around them both in the natural world and within the classroom.
Through the Mastery Approach, our children acquire a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of all areas of Maths. Using concrete, pictorial and abstract resources and then applying mathematical concepts in different ways, enables our children to see how mathematical concepts connect. At any one point in our children's journey through school, achieving mastery is taken to mean acquiring a solid enough understanding of the maths that has been taught to enable the chils to move on to more advanced tasks and learning.
In Maths we aim for the children:
to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, 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.
to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and nonroutine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions. Objectives In Mathematics the children will be taught the age appropriate objectives from the National Curriculum programme of study for: Number
Number & place value
Addition & Subtraction
Multiplication & Division
Properties of shapes
Position and direction