Vision for Maths!
At Oatlands Junior, the high-quality mathematics Curriculum provides children with a foundation for understanding the world; the ability to reason mathematically; an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. Mathematics should be interwoven across all aspects of the curriculum.
The Mathematics Curriculum will ensure children:
- 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.
Long Term Plan
Maths Subject Leader - Rachel Coyne
How is Maths taught and what does it look like at Oatlands?
In mathematics we believe children need a great deal of practical experience and discussion to achieve a thorough understanding of mathematical concepts and skills to prepare them for life. We place great emphasis on mental calculation and oral work.
Children’s skills are developed to allow them to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas and make rich connections, develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems as their knowledge and competence grows and they move through the school.
What your child will leave OJS knowing, understanding and appreciating in maths!
At Oatlands we recognise that mathematics is essential to everyday life and our aim is to make mathematics at Oatlands as relevant as possible to the children’s lives. Oatlands children are taught to reason mathematically and to develop a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Children enjoy celebrating their successes weekly in the newsletter and TT Rock Stars. We also take part in local and national mathematics events such as: NSPCC Number Day, Enterprise Week, HGS Maths Competition, Maths Week England and much, much more!