Maths is for everyone. There is no such thing as ‘being bad at maths’. We believe that making mistakes and learning from them is brilliant; pupils are encouraged to see the beauty of maths and its place in the world.
Children are supported to develop a systematic and logical way of investigating, collecting data and communicating findings, which they can apply to their everyday lives, through a series of mathematical challenges. We provide our pupils with varied fluency and problem solving opportunities, building up complexity in small, manageable steps, predominantly using the White Rose Maths scheme of learning. We are continually reviewing our mastery curriculum in which all children can succeed and flourish into the mathematicians of tomorrow.
Adults in our school are lifelong learners and participate in continued professional development, taking part in numerous training opportunities over the past few years. In particular, the school has been part of the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics’ (NCETM) Teacher Research Groups since 2018-19 and is now in the sustaining stage of this journey. Everything we learn is used to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics at Chapmanslade.
Mr Cottrell, Maths Leader