The New Mathematics Curriculum
The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure all pupils:
• become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including 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
• reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
• can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
At Fordbridge Community Primary School, our new maths curriculum is designed to provide children with engaging, enjoyable and challenging opportunities, in order for children to continuously develop their mental and written calculation skills, as well as providing them with a sound understanding of different mathematical concepts, which enable them to solve problems and reason mathematically. Our aim is to support children, so that they gain breadth and depth across the range of objectives covered per year group. Through the different schemes followed at Fordbridge Community Primary School, including Numicon and Bright Pi, we encourage children to use resources to gain a concrete, visual understanding of different concepts.
It is widely recognised that parents and carers play a vital role in helping their children to achieve success at school. Below is a helpful handbook, which demonstrates how maths is taught at Fordbridge Community Primary School, as well as suggestions of activities that you may like to try at home.