At Beckfoot Nessfield Primary School, we recognise that mathematics is a powerful tool that helps us understand the world and is essential in everyday life. Therefore we want our children to be empowered by their solid knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and develop a sense of curiosity.
We aim to inspire our children by fostering a positive ‘can do’ attitude as we believe all children can achieve in mathematics, through careful planning, manageable steps and a secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts. Children at Beckfoot Nessfield Primary School, are encouraged to be resilient learners when problem solving, where mistakes and misconceptions are essential parts of learning.
Our Mathematics curriculum follows a CPA (concrete, pictorial and abstract) approach. We use the White Rose Maths Hub, which provides teachers with a varied spiral approach ensuring the National curriculum objectives are met across each year group. Each unit begins with the exploration of a concept using concrete materials and as many real life contextual references as possible. We also teach the procedural aspect of maths (the strategies and methods). This is further practiced through exciting and challenging problem solving which embeds children’s knowledge, modelling real life scenarios with increasing sophistication. Finally, mastery of mathematics enables our children to be inspired to follow lines of enquiry, be curious in developing and experimenting with solutions and present justifications and arguments in a respectful manner using mathematical language and oracy skills.
We are committed at Beckfoot Nessfield Primary School, to ensuring that our children progress beyond our school knowing the importance of mathematics in the wider world. Being fluent in the fundamentals of maths and having the skill sets needed to confidently reason and problem solve will equip them beyond their school life.