We encourage all pupils to see themselves as mathematicians and foster a lifelong curiosity and enthusiasm for the subject. Through carefully planned activities, the children discover the value of different aspects of mathematics in everyday life, whilst developing key skills essential for future success in a complex and ever-changing world, such as critical thinking and problem-solving.
Whilst developing our mathematicians to be accurate and fluent, we also promote the use of Ranvilles values during mathematics lessons. We carefully plan tasks which facilitate time to reason and reflect, as well as appreciate the importance of perseverance and creative thinking. By establishing a positive classroom ethos, pupils are encouraged to have a growth mind-set when faced with challenges and to see and appreciate mistake-making as part of the learning process. Through stimulating teaching and learning strategies and meaningful contexts, the pupils are able to develop their confidence, whilst being motivated and challenged to achieve their very best.
We appreciate that certain areas of mathematics can seem difficult, especially when concepts are presented in an abstract way. This is why our units of work focus on the development of skills using the CPA approach, seeing learners explore their mathematics using concrete resources alongside pictorial and abstract representations, enabling them to develop a deeper and more sustainable understanding of concepts. Through our philosophy of ‘practise, prove, perfect’, we ensure that key skills are regularly revisited as well as a focus for our 20 minute daily maths application time.