Our vision for mathematics is for children to learn a high-quality mathematics curriculum which is challenging, exciting and allows children to apply their growing mathematical knowledge, such as fluency, reasoning and problem solving across all areas of their learning.
“Raising Aspirations” is embedded into all elements of school life and learning at Minet Infant and Nursery School, including in the mathematics curriculum. In mathematics, we want all children to aim high in order to fulfil their potential so that they become confident mathematicians who can think and reason using mathematical language, are fluent and are able to solve increasingly complex mathematical problems. To enable this, we ensure the mathematics teaching at Minet helps children to develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematics. Mathematics in the school also works towards promoting the school’s values of respect, responsibility and resilience. We aim for children to become resilient learners with a ‘CAN DO’ attitude who respect each other’s ideas and take responsibility for their own achievement resulting in them developing a love for mathematics.
providing pupils with a deep understanding of the subject through a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. This ensures pupils fully understand what they are learning.
We have also introduced ‘Mastering Number Programme from NCETM as well as practical resources like Numicon and models to master key concepts.
In EYFS, children’s mathematics learning is on-going and is assessed against the Development Matters for Early Years Foundation Stage. At Minet Infants, we provide children a range of real and purposeful opportunities to develop their understanding of mathematics. Children are encouraged to use, talk about and explore mathematics in a positive environment.
Take a look at our wonderful learning in mathematics: