Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore 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. – National Curriculum
The aims of the National Curriculum, and Wensum Junior School, are to ensure that all children can:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
At Wensum, we follow the WhiteRose scheme of work alongside other resources such as NRich and NCETM tools to allow children to develop their mathematics and move towards mastery at their year level.
Below are links which give a description of mathematics for each year group at our school.
Here are some resources to help your child at home with their mathematics:
Our calculation policy will show you how we teach each calculation using concrete resources and pictorial representations before moving onto abstract.
All children are provided a Matheletics login- each child has their own account which is tailored to suit their level. Please ask your child’s teacher if you have any questions or issues.
Here are some other useful websites to practice key skills: