Ampney Crucis C of E Primary School
“Together we all live, learn and flourish.”
Mathematics is an important creative discipline that helps us to understand and change the World. We want all pupils at Ampney Crucis to experience the beauty, power and enjoyment of mathematics and develop a sense of curiosity about the subject.
At Ampney Crucis, we foster positive ‘can do’ attitudes, believe all children can achieve in mathematics, and teach for secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts. We use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning and provide challenge through rich and sophisticated problems before acceleration through new content.
Curriculum Intent: Skills
We aim for all pupils to:
+ Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics (see Year by Year Curriculum Maps) so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
+ 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.
+ Have an appreciation of number and number operations, which enables mental calculations and written procedures to be performed efficiently, fluently and accurately.
The school is part of the GLOW maths hub, and through GLOW we continually work along other schools and the NCETM to make sure all the children at Ampney Crucis have a can do attitude to maths.
We are also part of the NCETM Mastering Number projects at KS1 and 2 which aim to improve children's knowledge, understanding and fluency in early number and times tables.
Mathematics Lessons: Teach Up
Maths On Track Lessons: Keep Up
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