At Woodhall Primary School, we aim for pupils to develop a positive attitude towards problem solving and reasoning. This is achieved through a mix of partner work, independent tasks and whole class teaching. The children are given opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills; they are given time to build on their fluency, apply their knowledge in a variety of situations and explain their thinking using the correct mathematical language.
At Woodhall Primary School we use the Mathematics Mastery programme. This approach has three key principles: deep understanding, mathematical thinking and language, with problem solving at the heart of our curriculum. Instead of learning mathematical procedures by rote, we want pupils to build a deep conceptual knowledge and understanding.
The MM curriculum is designed to make sure that the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum for England are fully met.
The National Curriculum aims to ensure that 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
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.
For further information on the curriculum please read the Subject Overview which is available in the attachments section on this page.