Bishop Ellis Mathematics Curriculum
At Bishop Ellis Catholic Primary School we aim to provide a high-quality mathematics education so that children have a profound understanding of God’s world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the magnificence and power of mathematics, and a sense of delight and inquisitiveness about the subject. We understand that mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology, engineering and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.
Our curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge quickly and precisely;
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, inferring relationships and generalisations, and developing explanation or proof using mathematical language;
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing complexity, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and being resolute in seeking solutions.