The 2014 mathematics curriculum identifies that the learning of mathematical skills is fundamental to understanding the world around us:
"It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment." - 2014 National Curriculum
At Rackham we aim to provide our children with high quality, engaging and enjoyable learning experiences with links to the real world to help foster an enjoyment and enthusiasm for mathematics. We are committed to promoting positive attitudes towards the subject amongst pupils and adults alike.
We use the National Curriculum (2014) alongside the White Rose mathematics programme to provide an excellent basis for our programme of study at Rackham. We are dedicated to guiding our children towards mastery in key mathematical concepts for their age group to ensure progress and avoid gaps in their knowledge and understanding that could create barriers to learning as they progress through the school.
Assessment for learning strategies are integral to our practice alongside investigations, problem solving to promote mathematical thinking. To ensure that we are able to provide a high quality curriculum, the development and constant review of adults' knowledge and understanding is fundamental to our approach towards the subject.
At Rackham, each strand of mathematics has stepped learning intentions designed to both support and challenge the children in their maths learning. Our teachers embed the use of Assessment for Learning in order to progress check and give feedback to the children about their learning. Each child is aware of what they are learning and how to be successful in their learning through shared learning intentions and steps to success. We enjoy learning contextualised, real life mathematics.
We aim to provide high quality learning experiences to enable pupils to become numerate, creative, independent, inquisitive, enquiring and confident individuals.