At RAPS, we follow the National Curriculum for Mathematics and use the ‘Primary Advantage Maths’ framework to support the planning of our maths lessons. Maths lessons take place every day for each year group.
Understanding mathematics is an essential life skill and all our children need to become good mathematicians. This means that the curriculum and teaching need to address not only the mastery of basic skills and recording but also have a progressive focus on real life mathematics and the more advanced concepts. We aim to develop a love of maths in our pupils, helping them to see the value of mathematics in the read world around them. We want our children to develop mathematical habits of mind. We believe that children must master basic facts through practice and then explore key skills in depth and with variation to work towards mastery. We want our pupils to be mentally agile and become creative problem solvers, who tackle complex problems with confidence. We promote open and rich discussion during mathematics, sharing our misconceptions and learning from our mistakes. Where possible, we aim to apply mathematics in other subject areas too.