# Curriculum – Maths

## Curriculum Intent: Maths

At Uphall Primary School, we aim to ensure that all pupils:

1. 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
2. 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

## Characteristics of a Mathematician

1. An understanding of the important concepts and an ability to make connections within mathematics.
2. A broad range of skills in using and applying mathematics.
3. Fluent knowledge and recall of number facts and the number system.
4. The ability to show initiative in solving problems in a wide range of contexts, including the new or unusual.
5. The ability to think independently and to persevere when faced with challenges, showing a confidence of success.
6. The ability to embrace the value of learning from mistakes and false starts.
7. The ability to reason, generalise and make sense of solutions.
8. Fluency in performing written and mental calculations and mathematical techniques.
9. A wide range of mathematical vocabulary.
10. A commitment to and passion for the subject.

## Implementation

Our pupils should be able to organise their knowledge, skills and understanding around the following learning hooks:

1. Know and use numbers
3. Multiply and divide
4. Use fractions
5. Understand the properties of shapes
6. Describe position, direction and movement
7. Use measures
8. Use statistics
9. Use algebra

These key concepts or as we like to explain them to children – learning hooks, underpin learning in each milestone. This enables pupils to reinforce and build upon prior learning, make connections and develop subject specific language.

The vertical accumulation of knowledge and skills from Years 1 to 6 is mapped as follows:

# Aspirations For The Future

Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Mathematician:

1. Chief Test Pilot
2. Automotive Engineer
3. Astronaut
4. Land Surveyor