Curriculum Statement for Maths

All subjects in our curriculum are designed to drive the following key areas:

  • Knowledge of the world
  • Increase subject vocabulary
  • Develop curiosity and enhance critical thinking skills
  • Build aspirations for the future

The following concepts underpin the teaching of Maths

  • Fluency in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • Solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems in an dout of context.

The Mathematics curriculum aims to enable all pupils to become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics including the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.  Pupils at Burton End Primary Academy are taught to reason mathematically, solve problems and apply their mathematical skills in a variety of real-life contexts. A deep understanding, developing mathematical thinking and mathematical language with problem solving is at the heart of our cumulative Mathematics curriculum. Through the use of different manipulatives and resources, pupils are encouraged to ‘see their Maths’ and work towards a level of mastery. The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to have the requisite skills to be successful, independent and motivated mathematicians in readiness for their next stage of education and beyond.

We use a variety of resources to support teacher knowledge and improve lessons:

  • Mathematics Mastery resources
  • White Rose Resources
  • Education based research from the Education Endowment Fund 
  • Working with the Unity Trust Maths Research Lead offering coaching and implementing evidence based research into the classroom. 
  • Cambridge Maths Hub
  • National Centre for Teaching Mathematics Excellence
  • Nrich