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As our school is in the East Midlands, raising aspiration and understanding of social mobility is key to supporting children’s life skills and chances in the future. We want our children to understand that mathematics is an essential part to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.

We build resilience by supporting learners to overcome challenges by showing them there are several ways to solve a problem or overcome something difficult.  We have designed a curriculum that is accessible to all and will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. We deliver lessons that are differentiated, creative and engaging to ensure inclusion for all. We use the expectations set out in the National Curriculum to offer children to opportunities to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving problems. We use cross-curricular links to embed mathematical knowledge, e.g. in Science and P.E.

The national curriculum for Mathematics 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

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