Maths Intent Statement
At Cleves Cross we believe that Mathematics is important in everyday life and with this is mind, our purpose of Maths is to develop an ability to solve rich and sophisticated problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
All children are challenged and encouraged to excel in Maths and apply their skills in their daily lives whenever possible. We want our children to see themselves as mathematicians and to understand that this can eventually affect career choices too.
New mathematical concepts are introduced using a ‘Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract’ mastery approach, enabling all children to experience hands-on learning when discovering new mathematical topics, and allows them to have clear models and images to aid their understanding as well as using mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning.
Arithmetic and basic maths skills are practised daily to ensure key mathematical concepts are embedded and children can recall this information to see the links between topics in Maths and of course links to other areas of the curriculum.