At Bethersden Primary School we ensure that children acquire the skills and knowledge that they need to be able to contribute to becoming a member of society who has the ability to calculate and manipulate numbers. Through the mathematics curriculum children learn the fundamental principles and processes of mathematics.
Children are exposed to repeated, practical experiences to enable them to be able to reason mathematically and to be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems.
Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas. The programmes of study are, by necessity, organised into apparently distinct domains, but pupils are taught make connections across mathematical ideas. They will also apply their mathematical knowledge across the entire curriculum.
The programmes of study for mathematics are set out year-by-year for key stages 1 and 2 in The National Curriculum in England document. We are required to teach the relevant programme of study by the end of the key stage. Within each key stage, we have the flexibility to introduce content earlier or later than set out in the programme of study. In addition, we introduce key stage content during an earlier key stage, if appropriate.