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Maths Intent


In line with the aims set out in the National Curriculum 2014, we aim for all pupils to:


· Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.


· Be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios.


 · Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language.


· Have an appreciation of number and number operations, which enables mental calculations and written procedures to be performed efficiently, fluently and accurately to be successful in mathematics.


We are committed to ensuring that children are able to recognise the importance of Maths in the wider world and that they are also able to use their mathematical skills and knowledge confidently in their lives in a range of different contexts. We want all children to enjoy Mathematics and to experience success in the subject, with the ability to reason mathematically. Due to the interconnected nature of mathematics, at Colburn we aim to teach maths in a cross curricular manner, as well as discretely, to teach the practical application of mathematical skills. We focus not only on the mathematical methods but also focus on mathematical vocabulary and to use Maths Mastery to broaden and deepen mathematical understanding.

Hosting the Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub-supporting mastery in maths!

Taking part in the mathematics World Cup!