Sundridge and Brasted CE Primary School

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Maths at Sundridge & Brasted

Intent for Maths

Sundridge & Brasted aims to provide a high-quality mathematics education that provides 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 the subject. There is a balance of fluency, problem solving and reasoning following the Department for Education and NCETM guidance. Children make use of manipulatives (equipment), working walls, the outdoors and each other in order to develop their understanding. Teachers develop children's independent higher order thinking skills. When children are able to describe, represent, explain, and create their own example of a concept, idea or technique they are demonstrating 'mastery'. When children are able to solve problems of greater complexity, demonstrating creativity and imagination, independently explore and investigate, communicate results clearly, and systematically explain and generalise, they are working at greater depth.

As a member of the Kent and Medway Maths Hub we work with other professionals across the region to:

  • Develop students’ fluency hand in hand with conceptual and relational understanding of mathematics through a mastery curriculum and approach to teaching
  • Improve students’ problem solving ability
  • Improve maths achievement at all levels
  • Improve participation rates in mathematics

At Sundridge & Brasted, we utilise the training opportunities, research and in class materials provided by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics in order to build an effective mathematics curriculum for our pupils.