Mathematics at Newfield
At Newfield Primary School, the mathematics curriculum is designed to nurture ambition in our children to achieve the very best that they can from their own starting points. We deliver a maths curriculum which prepares our children for their next step in their education. ToWe also intend to give each child the self-confidence and resilience to reach their full potential and to develop a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
We want our pupils who grasp concepts rapidly to be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Pupils who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material will consolidate their understanding before moving on. Over time pupils will be given the opportunity to revise and rehearse key concepts and mathematical themes, deepening their learning through review and extension opportunities as they progress through the school.
At Newfield we believe that mathematical talk is essential for pupils to present mathematical justifications, arguments or proof. Pupils will build secure foundations in mathematics by developing their mathematical vocabulary and using it in discussions to deepen their knowledge and understanding and remedy their misconceptions.
Pupils will also apply their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects where opportunities arise.
At Newfield Primary School we know that, within the context of SEND, personalisation of the curriculum is key so that each individual’s priorities can be considered in order to prepare them adequately for adulthood with the best possible quality of life. Our ambitious curriculum can be successfully adapted to meet the needs of pupils with SEND, developing their knowledge, skills and abilities to apply what they know with increasing fluency and independence. We believe that it is vital that our pupils are equipped with the tools needed to become independent, inquisitive learners in all subjects and that pupils with SEND achieve the very best outcome and reach their full potential.