“Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations or algorithms: it is about understanding"
Vision and INtent
At Cheadle Primary School, maths is viewed as an essential tool in understanding the world around us. In pursuit of this vision, our maths curriculum is built on the foundation of a strong understanding of logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in divergent and abstract ways.
Children develop a strong sense of well-being when they solve a problem accurately for the first time, discover a more efficient solution or suddenly recognise hidden connections. Through the progressive and dynamic curriculum, our aim is to provide children with the skills necessary for developing resilience, not simply for academic pursuits but for navigating everyday life situations.
My name is Mrs Oakes and I am the mathematics coordinator at Cheadle Primary School. My role is to ensure that the teaching and learning of maths across our school is relevant, engaging and enables all children to fulfil their potential. Most importantly though, I am always striving to ensure that each and every member of our school community has the opportunity to appreciate the different facets of this fascinating subject!
Curriculum and implementation
Mathematics contributes to the school curriculum by developing the pupils’ ability to think independently, manipulate number to achieve a result, express their ideas with confidence and to be resilient when faced with increasingly complex problem -solving activities.
At Cheadle Primary School, we follow the White Rose Maths scheme.
Core Knowledge and skills
Please click on the links below to see our subject progression documents for maths.
The children’s progress in maths is constantly monitored and assessed to enable staff to plan activities which challenge and embed the children’s understanding. Otrack is used by class teachers to input whether a child has not understood, is working towards, has achieved or has mastered an objective. All assessments are passed to the receiving teacher at the end of the academic year. For all aspects of mathematics, staff indicate pupils’ strengths and highlight weaknesses that are then used to inform future learning targets.
cultural capital and enrichment
At Cheadle Primary we offer a wide variety experiences in maths clubs where the children attempt logic problems, maths games, reasoning and problem solving activities. These clubs open their eyes to the pleasure that can be gained from mathematics. During the year the children take part in BARVEMBER and Problem of the Day activities which stretch understanding. The children work together to solve the problems, thus, learning how to work cooperatively, discussing how different strategies can be used to solve the same problem. During the year we take part in maths enrichment days where the children make links with the wider school community.
Here are some interactive resources parents can use to help their children
What our pupils say
"I like maths!" (EYFS)