The National Curriculum for Mathematics at St Wilfrid’s aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, this is achieved 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, make generalisations, develop an argument and make justifications using mathematical language.
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
Our maths curriculum at St Wilfrid’s is organised so pupils can make connections across this subject. Teachers work hard to ensure maths is exciting and links to other subject areas. This develops and supports fluency, reasoning and competence in solving increasingly complex problems in a wide range of contexts.