Mathematics intent, implementation and impact statement
The National Curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
At North Tawton we intend to:
The intent of our mathematics curriculum is to design a curriculum, which is accessible to all and will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. We deliver lessons that are creative and engaging. We want children to make independently rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning, understanding of mathematical language and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. We intend for our pupils to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to the wider curriculum and world.
We want them to know that Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and all forms of employment. When children leave our school, we intend for our pupils to be able to understand the world, have the ability to reason mathematically and to confidently explain their mathematical understanding through the use of images and precise mathematical language.
At North Tawton, we follow the White Rose Maths programme to ensure coverage and progression across year groups. Teachers confidently provide supporting materials for all abilities from secondary sources such as the NCETM.
We deliver daily lessons that are creative, engaging and applicable to life and allow children to make independently rich connections across mathematical ideas, in order to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning, understanding of mathematical language and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.
The use of concrete resources and pictorial representations, to develop understanding, are key to developing deeper understanding and are implemented throughout the school. Children are actively encouraged to explore their mathematical ideas and to explain what they have learnt from them.
Numbots (KS1) and Times Tables Rock Stars (KS2) are available to all children to support them in their learning and rapid recall of number bonds and multiplication facts.
Pre and post learning tasks are completed for each unit to monitor progression and regularly highlight the need for additional support.
The children also complete an assessment at the end of each term.
Our aim at North Tawton is to build a whole culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress.
We aim to shape assured, happy and resilient mathematicians who relish the challenge of maths. They will become independent, reflective thinkers, whose skills not only liberate them in Maths but also support them across the curriculum.