“Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country.”
Mathematics is a highly interconnected discipline that provides students with the life skills necessary to become functional, numerate members of society. Developing a growth mindset through deeper thinking and risk taking will allow the students to gain enjoyment and curiosity about mathematics. Students are equipped with the belief that with hard work they can achieve. All students are encouraged to have a ‘can do’ attitude and are regularly challenged to think independently and reason mathematically.
Our curriculum is built with the aims of the national curriculum in mind: that students become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, can reason mathematically and can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems.
We aim to develop the skills necessary to enjoy the subject to its full and to maximise their potential in it through:
Curriculum – The mathematics curriculum is structured into units for each year group. Each unit builds upon learning from the previous units and has been designed so that links between concepts can be made. Units are designed to ensure that pupils have time to deepen their understanding as well as making connections across the different areas of learning.
Pedagogical approach – The school is currently on a journey to embedding a deep learning approach in mathematics. We strongly believe this will help us to deliver our mathematical intent and raise attainment and enjoyment of mathematical learning throughout the school.
All lessons/series of lesson will contain the following:
Classroom practices – In classrooms, there are many systems in place to support us in achieving our aims.
Students will routinely be offered opportunities to work in pairs and groups to develop oracy skills
To see an overview of the curriculum and how parents can support their child's learning, please click here.
Ambitious activities are those that take your regular curriculum further. They take the subjects you study in the classroom beyond that which your teacher has taught you or what you’ve done for home learning. For example, you may go into more depth on something you picked up in the classroom or learn about a new topic altogether. These activities are normally in the form of extra reading, but they can take many other forms, like watching videos online, downloading podcasts, attending lectures, visiting museums or entering academic competitions.
In the future, employers or universities will be interested to hear about what ambitious activities you have engaged in; they will be interested in what you have learnt and impressed by your efforts. Click here for further details