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Purpose of study


Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected 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.


Colville Maths Vision 


At Colville Primary School, we aim to develop a positive ‘can do’ attitude in all children across the mathematics curriculum using a range of learning strategies. We aim to provide the children with opportunities to develop their mathematical understanding through the processes of enquiry, reasoning and problem solving whilst also using a wide range of models, manipulatives and practical resources. The children will develop skills to be able to work both cooperatively, collaboratively and independently in mathematics. The children will gain confidence to express ideas fluently and talk about the subject using mathematical language and to develop an understanding of the importance of mathematics in everyday life.

How do we track learning?


We use a range of assessment techniques throughout the year. Pupils are repeatedly asked to revisit their knowledge with quick quizzes in the form of '4 a Day' maths questions and lesson openers. Pupils take knowledge recall questions during and between lessons. Learning is consolidated with assessments towards the end of blocks of knowledge, particularly with using and applying questions and activities. Pupils take more formal, standardised assessments three times a year. These look more like the statutory tests at the end of Key Stage Two. Every pupil is assessed against the year group expectations for our maths curriculum. These are set out in the documents below.