Whitefriars Curriculum

Mathematics


The pupils will extend, deepen and reach their highest potential in the understanding and use of mathematical skills. They will be taught to be confident, successful and proficient mathematicians who can apply their Maths to other contexts and situations.

The pupils will be supported to become fluent in mathematical understanding from the most basic level so that they can build upon their own understanding. This will enable them to develop the recall of number facts and patterns and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately.

The pupils will 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. They will reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships, and generalisations. Pupils develop an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.

The pupils will 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 seeking solutions.