At Field House, mathematics is viewed as a very important subject. We want all our pupils to experience the beauty, power and enjoyment of mathematics and develop a clear understanding and sense of curiosity about the subject.
We believe that all pupils can achieve in maths and help them to foster positive attitudes about this subject. We take a Mastery approach, teaching through small, manageable steps, to ensure that our pupils acquire a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of mathematics.
From Reception up we teach through Power Maths which is a UK curriculum mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and nurture confidence in maths.
Power Maths was written specifically for UK classrooms by leading mastery experts from around the world and is recommended by the UK’s Department for Education. It offers an enriched approach that cleverly combines interactive teaching tools, rich and quality textbooks and practice books.
Power Maths has been built around a child‑centred lesson design that models and embeds a growth mindset approach to maths and focuses on helping all children to build a deep understanding of maths concepts.
We aim for all pupils to:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately across all areas of the curriculum
- Be able to solve problems by applying their skills and knowledge to a variety of situations, both routine and non-routine. Linking mathematics to real-life scenarios is what we strive to achieve.
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language.
The progression grid summary below shows how the children's mathematical knowledge and skills develop across the year groups.
The below document gives you more details about how we assess in mathematics.