Maths

At Girnhill we believe in the importance of Mathematics as an inter-connected discipline which is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Providing a high-quality mathematics education develops 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 Mathematics.

We are ambitious in our expectations of all pupils, ensuring strong cross curricular links are made to develop children holistically:

  • Children will be introduced to mathematic subject specific vocabulary that a mathematician would use.
  • Children will learn, work and talk like a mathematician.
  • Children will be fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics and be able to apply this learning to a variety of everyday situations.
  • Children will be exposed to a range of reasoning and problem-solving opportunities to encourage children to justify, interpret and explain their understanding using taught mathematical vocabulary.

In KS1:

  • Children will be introduced to Mathematic subject specific vocabulary that a Mathematician would use.
  • Children will become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics through varied and frequent practice in order to develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Children will be able to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and developing an argument using mathematical subject specific vocabulary that a Mathematician would use.
  • Children will be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication and persevering in seeking solutions.

Concepts taught in mathematics follow a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach so that children can actively learn with visual supports.