Mathematics teaching at Cotgrave Candleby Lane School aims to
Enable children to see the relevance of mathematics in the real world
Give children opportunities to apply learnt mathematical skills in different contexts across the curriculum
Encourage positive attitudes to mathematics by making it interesting, purposeful and fun
Ensure that children are competent and efficient mathematicians, able to solve problems efficiently and accurately.
Provide opportunities to children to think critically and communicate their understanding
The National Curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including 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, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and
developing an argument, justification or proof 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