The mathematics curriculum at Mansfield Green E-ACT Primary Academy has been carefully planned to ensure that all of our learners from Nursery through to Year 6 are provided with essential mathematical skills and knowledge that inspire an enjoyment of mathematics and help to develop a sense of curiosity about the subject.
At Mansfield Green E-ACT Primary Academy, we foster positive ‘can do’ attitudes. We believe that 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.
As children progress through school their prior knowledge is activated through teaching and new information is linked to prior learning helping to develop pupil’s schema in the key areas and securing this information in the long term memory.
In EYFS, our pupils are taught about numbers, space, shape and measures allowing for subsequent years to build on these foundations. This is done frequently through deliberate practice and gap getting as well as through exposure to new content that builds on prior learning in both our daily maths lessons and our daily maths meeting.
All of our maths lessons, from the early years through to Year 6, provide pupils with an opportunity to meet the aims of the national curriculum where they build up their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. Our learners are exposed to rich and specific vocabulary that is rag rated at the start of every unit and revisited every lesson. Our lessons follow a consistent approach where new content is taught and modelled explicitly and pupils from Year 1 to 6 are provided with a series of standard and non-standard questions that are linked directly to their learning objectives. Pupils are then encouraged to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language. This learning is secured through depth of understanding whereby pupils apply the skills and knowledge learnt to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios.
Our aim is to ensure that our budding mathematicians are successful individuals in their chosen field/career.