Confidence in numeracy and other mathematical skills is a precondition of success across the National Curriculum. At Barnack, we understand that a high-quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the wonder of mathematics and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
We aim to ensure children:
become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practise, with increasingly complex problems over time;
develop an ability to recall knowledge and apply arithmetic rapidly and accurately
reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, identifying relationships and using mathematical language to explain;
solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems, including breaking down more complex problems into a series of simpler steps.
can use their mathematical skills and understanding across other curriculum areas.
We have provided staff with a range of resources and planning aids, as well as training in specific areas of the curriculum. Staff plan their work based on extended focussed topic areas, utilising the White Rose overview materials. They use extensive Afl to ensure that planned work is evaluated and updated daily to ensure challenge and consolidate knowledge and key skills.
Children will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to prepare them for the next stage of their education but also more broadly to equip them for life after school as numerate and confident individuals. With a positive view of mathematics, understanding how important it is for life and which enables them to transfer these skills across other subjects and tasks.