At Kingsley Primary School, the teaching and learning of mathematics is a high priority as we recognise it as an essential skill for life. We whole-heartedly believe that all of our children can succeed in mathematics. Our aim is to send our children to the next stage of their lives as confident, resilient problem solvers with an enthusiasm for discovery.
Kingsley’s vision for Maths
We want all children to be able to:
believe that they can succeed at mathematics and welcome the challenge to do so
develop a fascination and love of numbers and spacial awareness
become fluent and confident mathematicians
explain their mathematical thinking clearly
solve problems by reasoning
apply their mathematical skills in a wide range of situations
In order to achieve this aim, we have an exciting teaching maths for mastery curriculum which we are continuously developing. Teaching maths for mastery is a transformational approach to maths teaching which stems from high performing Asian nations such as Singapore. When taught to master maths, children develop their mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning (the memorisation of information based on repetition) and are able to solve non-routine (unfamiliar) maths problems without having to memorise procedures. We deliver this curriculum using the Maths – No Problem! approach, a highly-effective (award-winning) programme of teaching methods and resources based on recommendations from world-renowned experts.