At Radleys Primary School, we recognise that Mathematics is an important tool for everyday life. Our aim is to equip all of our children with the skills and confidence to solve a range of problems through fluency with numbers and mathematical thinking, which enables them to reason and solve problems effectively. At Radleys Primary School, we adopt a mastery approach to teaching Mathematics. This means all of our children progress through the learning journey together. We use concrete and visual resources and break down the learning into smaller steps to support and scaffold the learning. When children are secure with concepts, they will have the opportunity to explore these at a deeper level.
We want all of our children to become confident, inquisitive mathematicians that experience a sense of enjoyment within the subject. We have a firm belief that every child is capable of achieving great things, we aim to nurture confidence, promote positive ‘can do’ attitudes and develop children’s resilience. We want our children to experience a sense of awe and wonder as they solve a problem for the first time, discover different solutions, explore Mathematics in real life contexts and make connections between different areas of Mathematics. We also value the importance of mistakes as part of the learning journey and encourage our children to see mistakes as something to learn from.