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Holly Mount Roman Catholic Primary School

Nurture, Encourage, Love

Maths Curriculum

We are Mathematicians!

At Holly Mount we are Mathematicians! We want our children to love maths. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be accountants, data engineers, statisticians or aerospace engineers. Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected 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.

 

Our maths curriculum promotes curiosity and a love and thirst for learning. It is ambitious and empowers our children to become independent and resilient – like all curriculum areas. We want to equip our children with not only the minimum statutory requirements of the maths National Curriculum but to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. We firmly believe that it is not just about what happens in the classroom, it is about the added value we offer to really inspire our children. 

 

Maths subject specific characteristics, which we expect the children to demonstrate, have been developed and shared. These characteristics underpin all work in maths and provide a common subject specific vocabulary for staff and children. These characteristics are:

  • The ability to think independently and raise questions about working mathematically and the knowledge and skills that it brings.
  • to gain fluency in number and be able to reason and problem solve using a variety of strategies.

 

  • Excellent mathematical knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting mathematical findings.
  • High levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills.
  • The ability to undertake practical work in a variety of contexts.
  • A passion for maths and its application in past, present and future technologies.
  • an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
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