Maths Curriculum Statement
A high-quality maths education provides 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. We aim to ensure the children become fluent in mathematics through varied and frequent practice so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. The children will reason mathematically and solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems.
At St. Hugh’s, we aim to instil a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about maths. We recognise that it is essential to everyday life and to most forms of employment. As we aim to equip our children with the knowledge and skills to make an active contribution to life and work in Britain, we believe that a high-quality mathematics education is crucial for our children. We provide many opportunities for practice and rehearsal of basic skills and knowledge so the children can apply what they have learnt to their reasoning and problem-solving activities. We ensure the children learn, remember and are able to use mathematical vocabulary so that they have the words to explain their thinking to others. Consequently, the teachers can ensure that misconceptions are identified and corrected as soon as possible. The children practise basic skills every day, mentally and/or written, so that they become fluent in their knowledge of number bonds and calculations.