Maths at Manor Wood
At Manor Wood Primary School we strive for all our children to become confident, happy and resilient mathematicians who have the ability to problem solve and challenge themselves. We foster positive can-do attitudes and we promote the fact that ‘We can all do maths!’ We believe all children can achieve in mathematics and teach for secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts through manageable steps. We use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning and provide challenge through rich and sophisticated problems. At our school, the majority of children will be taught the content from their year group only. They will spend time becoming true masters of content, applying and being creative with new knowledge in multiple ways, using a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach.
We aim for all pupils to:
· become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
· be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios
· reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language and collaboration with peers.
· have an appreciation of number and number operations, which enables mental calculations and written procedures to be performed efficiently, fluently and accurately to be successful in mathematics.
At Manor Wood Primary we follow Maths No Problem. This is a Primary Series, assessed by the DfE’s expert panel, which meets the core criteria for a high-quality textbook to support teaching for mastery.