The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all children:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that children have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their 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 Barley Fields, teachers from Year 1 to Year 6 use  Schemes of Learning published by the White Rose Maths Hub to plan effective maths lessons. We have adopted a Mastery approach to Maths, ensuring all of our children fully grasp a concept and deepen their learning before moving on to new content. Children will have opportunities to develop their fluency, apply their reasoning skills problem solving skills during daily maths sessions. 

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