At MPA, Maths is an integral part of the curriculum. Each day, the children have a morning Maths challenge and a separate Maths lesson as well as exploring Maths in a variety of contexts across different subjects where applicable. We strongly believe that the children at MPA should leave us as well-rounded mathematicians who are not only fluent in number calculations but who are also able to reason and apply their problem-solving skills to real-life situations.
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
-become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including 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 rapidly and accurately.
–reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
-can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
White Rose Maths Schemes
At MPA, we follow the White Rose Maths Schemes. The overview for each term can be found below. These overviews are for guidance as teachers will adapt the time spent on each area based on the children’s needs.
If you would like to learn more about the White Rose Match Scheme, please follow this link.
Mathematics Vocabulary List
Mathematical vocabulary is a key focus at MPA. Below is a list of vocabulary that will be taught to your child through their time at MPA for your reference.
A PDF version is available to download here.