At Nene Valley Primary School, mathematics is a fundamental and essential subject that equips our children with the skills and knowledge they need to make sense of the world around them. Our mathematics curriculum is designed to foster a love of learning, nurture curiosity and develop confidence in our young mathematicians. We aim to provide a well-rounded and engaging curriculum that enables children to master fundamental maths skills while enjoying a variety of teaching methods.
Core Values of Mathematics at Nene Valley Primary School
- Number Sense: Our curriculum focuses on building a strong foundation in number sense. We believe that understanding numbers and their relationships is crucial for all mathematical learning. Our lessons cover place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, ensuring children develop confidence and fluency in these essential skills and are able to apply these skills to a range of mathematical topics.
- Problem Solving: We encourage children to apply their mathematical knowledge to solve real-world problems. Our curriculum includes a range of activities that develop problem-solving skills and teach children to think critically and creatively when finding solutions.
- Reasoning and Proof: Logical reasoning and the ability to provide proof are key aspects of our mathematics curriculum. We teach children to support their mathematical arguments with evidence and to explain why a particular solution or strategy is correct.
- Communication: Effective communication is integral to our mathematics curriculum. We foster an environment where children can articulate their mathematical ideas, both orally and in writing, and explain their thinking and reasoning to others.
- Geometry and Measurement: Our curriculum helps children develop an understanding of the properties of shapes, space and measurement. We provide opportunities for children to measure and compare quantities and use geometric principles to solve problems.
- Data Analysis: We believe that data analysis is an essential skill for our children's future success. Our curriculum includes activities that teach children to collect, organise and analyse data using statistical methods, draw conclusions and make predictions based on their analysis.
At Nene Valley Primary, we understand that each child is unique and has their own learning style. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment where every child can excel. Our approach incorporates a variety of teaching methods, including hands-on activities, collaborative problem-solving and, in the near future, technology integration, catering to different learning preferences and ensuring that all children have the opportunity to thrive as mathematicians.