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Mathematics

Mathematics is important in everyday life. It is integral to all aspects of life, and with this is mind, we endeavour to ensure that our children develop a healthy and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them through their education and into adulthood.

“A ‘high-quality’ mathematics education 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.” (National Curriculum September 2014)

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Our intention at St Clare’s is to provide all children at St Clare’s with full access to the curriculum, enabling them to achieve confidence and competence – ‘mastery’ – in mathematics.

We aim to provide the pupils with a mathematics curriculum and high quality

teaching, so that they become numerate, creative, independent, inquisitive, enquiring and confident. We also aim to provide a stimulating environment and high quality resources so that pupils can develop their mathematical skills to the full. We develop our pupils’ sense of enjoyment and curiosity about mathematics through practical, stimulating and creative teaching.

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Taking a hands-on, visual approach, enables our pupils to develop their understanding of the mathematical concepts they encounter, and a focus on problem solving, and on pupils explaining their mathematical reasoning, deepens their understanding.

We base our mathematics curriculum on The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework 2014 and on the National Curriculum 2014. In KS1 and KS2, the Liverpool LA Maths Plans provide a framework for our Maths provision. We select from a wide variety of resources and mathematical opportunities to deliver an engaging and challenging curriculum.

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