Maths at D’Eyncourt
Mathematics at D’Eyncourt equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem-solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways. At each stage of learning, children should be able to demonstrate a deep, conceptual understanding of the topic and be able to build on this over time.
There are three levels of learning:
- Shallow learning: surface, temporary, often lost
- Deep learning: it sticks, can be recalled and used
- Deepest learning: can be transferred and applied in different contexts
- The deep and deepest levels are what we are aiming for in all of our mathematics lessons. We teach maths using a mastery approach.
- At D’Eyncourt we intend to:
- Ensure our children have access to a high quality, broad and balanced mathematical curriculum that is both challenging and enjoyable, with a range of mathematical contexts for pupils to explore.
- Provide our children with a variety of mathematical opportunities (as well as cross-curricular) which will enable them to make the connections in learning that are needed to enjoy greater depth in learning.
- Increase pupil confidence in mathematics so they are confident mathematicians who are not afraid to take risks. They are able to express themselves and their ideas using the language of maths with assurance.
- Fully develop independent learners with inquisitive minds who have secure mathematical foundations and an interest in self-improvement.
- Set high expectations for Mathematics proficiency for all pupils. Develop efficient and effective systems for recording and reporting pupils’ progress and attainment in mathematics.
- Raise the standards of achievement of the pupils.
- Secure good leadership in Mathematics and to set high expectations of what can be achieved by staff.