Maths at Wallace Fields Junior School
Please click here or on the image below to watch a short video about maths at Wallace Fields Junior School this academic year.
At Wallace Fields Junior School we BELIEVE Maths learning should ignite curiosity, allow children to feel confident in their developing skills and allow children to have an appreciation of the beauty and power that Maths understanding holds. We want children to see how Mathematics links not only to a wide range of areas of the curriculum but also to their lives beyond the school gates. We want all children to become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics, be able to reason their thinking and solve problems by applying their mathematical thinking to a variety of routine and non-routine problems.
Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between a range of representations of mathematical ideas. The programmes of study are, by necessity, organised into discrete areas, but pupils will be given opportunities to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competency in solving increasingly sophisticated problems. They should also apply their mathematical knowledge across many areas of the curriculum, including science, design and technology, geography and many other subjects. The expectation for Wallace Fields Junior School is that the majority of pupils will move through the programmes of study at broadly the same pace. However, decisions about when to progress should always be based on the security of pupils’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on.
Maths Anxiety Webinar
In our September maths parent workshop, we spoke to Anne Okafor live, who shared her own experiences and advice for supporting children with maths anxiety. Miss Sarjeant has been working alongside Anne this term to provide staff and children workshops. Please find attached a webinar for parents on how you can support your children with anxiety around maths. https://vimeo.com/483278706