Maths at DWJS: Vision and Intent
Mathematics is a key life skill, equipping pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem-solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a pupil solves a problem for the first time, discovers a more elegant solution to that problem, or suddenly sees hidden connections.
At Darrick Wood Junior School, our aim is that children understand the importance of maths in the wider world and that they are able to use their mathematical skills in a range of different contexts. We are committed to ensuring that all children to enjoy mathematics and experience success in the subject, using the language of maths with assurance, so that they have a positive attitude towards maths and self-belief in their mathematical ability throughout their time at DWJS and as they move on to secondary school.
National Curriculum Maths
The 2014 national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics;
- are able to reason mathematically;
- and can solve problems by applying their mathematics.