Curriculum & Assessment
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. As a core subject in the National Curriculum, children across the school engage in daily Maths sessions to advance their learning. Maths at Stillness is an enjoyable and rewarding experience for pupils and is designed to engage all learners. Lessons aim to equip them with the tools to become real mathematicians. We encourage children to consider different strategies and to learn from mistakes while offering opportunities for both independent and collaborative work; through trying different strategies and approaches, they develop the skills of perseverance and resilience, as well as recognising the importance of working as a team.
As highlighted in the National Curriculum, all children must be able to access fluency, reasoning and problem solving. It’s therefore essential that we as teachers provide the support needed for every child to reason mathematically and this is often evidenced in their problem solving.
At Stillness, we use the White Rose Maths hub as a basis for our maths planning; this supports ‘Teaching for Mastery’.
What does it mean to master mathematics?
A mathematical concept or skill has been mastered when a pupil can represent it in multiple ways, has the mathematical language to communicate related ideas, and can independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar situations.
Mastery is a journey and long-term goal, achieved through exploration, clarification, practice and application over time. At each stage of learning, pupils should be able to demonstrate a deep, conceptual understanding of the topic and be able to build on this over time.
White Rose Maths Hub Yearly Overviews
Click on each year group to see an overview of the maths curriculum for each year: