Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. (DfE, 2014)
Mathematics at Bournville Village Primary School reflects 2014's major shift in primary mathematics away from a curriculum of breadth (children being accelerated through to new content too early) to one of depth. This means all children will aim to build a deep understanding of concepts so they can apply their skills fluently and flexibly by being challenged to solve increasingly complex problems before tacking new content. They achieve this by using mathematical equipment and pictorial representations. Also, there is more focus on mathematical reasoning where children follow a line of enquiry, find proof and use mathematical language to communicate their thinking. This way, children will be more secure and more confident with mathematics as they move to KS3. More than this, we aim to give our children the best platform as lifelong users of mathematics.