'Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution 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'.
Mathematics Programmes of Study, Department for Education 2014
At Thameside Primary School we use the White Rose Maths Mastery program as a framework to structure mathematics across the school.
Fluency, reasoning and problem solving are critical for development as a mathematician and opportunities to use mathematics in real-life situations are planned across the curriculum.
Development of quick recall of number facts and mental calculation strategies are taught daily. We use Times Tables Rock Stars as a way of learning multiplication facts across the school.
Our calculation policy reflects the changes in the new curriculum and supports the use of the Abacus resources.