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Purpose of study

Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore 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.

Intent - What Do We Aspire For Our Children?

At St Anne's, all children are entitled to access all aspects of the curriculum, enabling them to achieve confidence and competence in mathematics. The fundamental idea is that all children develop a deep understanding of the mathematics they are learning. This is central to the planning and provision of mathematics at St Anne's. Learning is carefully sequenced, taking into account what has been taught before, and what knowledge and skills are needed for the next stage of our children’s mathematical development. Mathematics is purposefully planned to be taught explicitly across the wider curriculum in subjects such as (but not limited to) science, history and geography. 

Three key aims rest at the heart of our mathematics curriculum:

  1. For children to be fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics,
  2. For children to reason mathematically, 
  3. For children to solve routine and non-routine problems with increasing independence. 

By achieving these aims, our children will leave Year 6 as knowledgeable, skilful and confident mathematicians ready for the next phase of their learning.