Maths at SKA
Mathematics is a tool for everyday life. It is a network of concepts and relationships which provide a way of viewing and making sense of the world. We aim to provide children with a positive attitude towards mathematics and with competence and confidence in their own mathematical knowledge and understanding, giving them the ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately. We want to arm children with the ability to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life.
Maths Long Term and Medium term Planning
To ensure consistency and coverage across the new maths curriculum, the school is using White Rose planning tools. These formats support teachers in making appropriate decisions as to the teaching and learning opportunities they are designing for their class.
SMSC in Mathematics at SKA
The study of mathematics enables our students to make sense of the world around them and we strive at SKA to enable each of our students to explore the connections between their mathematics skills and every-day life. Developing deep thinking and an ability to question the way in which the world works promotes the spiritual growth of our students. At SKA students are encouraged to see the sequences, patterns, symmetry and scale both in the man-made and the natural world and to use maths as a tool to explore it more fully.
The moral development of students is an important thread running through the mathematics curriculum at SKA. Students are provided with opportunities to use their maths skills in real life contexts, applying and exploring the skills required in solving various problems
Problem solving skills and teamwork are fundamental to SKA mathematics through creative thinking, discussion, explaining and presenting ideas. Our students are always encouraged to explain concepts to each other and support each other in their learning. At SKA students realise their own strengths and feel a sense of achievement which often boosts confidence. Over time they become more independent and resilient learners.
Mathematics is a universal language with a myriad of cultural inputs throughout the ages. Various approaches to mathematics from around the world are used and this provides an opportunity to discuss their origins. We try to develop an awareness at SKA of both the history of maths alongside the realisation that many topics we still learn today have travelled across the world and are used internationally.
Progression in Mathematical Standards at SKA