At Bonneville, we are devoted to ensuring all students enjoy and understand Maths, becoming confident mathematicians. We are committed to actively engaging our students in recognising patterns and formulae that can be transferred across the curriculum and in everyday life. We believe that securing strong foundations with practice, consolidation and exploring ideas, while working to develop mathematical fluency and understanding will enhance critical and independent thinking amongst our students.
When teaching Mathematics at Bonneville, we intend to provide a curriculum which caters for the needs of all individuals and sets them up with the necessary skills and knowledge to become successful in their future endeavours. We aim to prepare them for a successful working life by sustaining a level of challenge through varied and high quality activities with a focus on fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Pupils are required to explore Mathematics in depth, using mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain their workings. By justifying their choice of methods and developing their mathematical reasoning skills, pupils are encouraged to demonstrate their understanding in concrete, pictorial and abstract forms wherever possible.
Creating a varied and engaging environment for our students to practise their learning in Mathematics is paramount. Every half term, teachers introduce a career or profession in a “possibilities” lesson that uses skills the children have recently learnt, and, where possible, professionals are invited to talk about how Mathematics is used in their field of work. We also run an enterprise week each term where students are given a budget to buy, create and sell goods using a basic business model. These real life learning experiences ensure that our pupils are “money smart” and have confidence in dealing with the types of challenges the real world presents. We celebrate and encourage our students by taking part in challenges against other schools, as well as increasing confidence, practice and awareness through problem solving investigations.
Ultimately, we ensure that children leave Bonneville equipped with a solid understanding and a curiosity for Mathematics, to support them in future success.
- Embedding of mathematical vocabulary on IWB slides and displayed on working walls to ensure high level vocabulary is understood, revisited, accessible and utilised by the children at all times during a lesson.
- Embedding of Core Concepts within every maths lesson; revisited and displayed on working walls in classrooms.
- Secure the possibilities driver and diverse curriculum through the teaching and learning of a variety of jobs that use mathematical skills.
- Improve and sustain all pupils’ recall of multiplication facts.
- To deepen pupils’ understanding of key mathematical concepts through the teaching of maths mastery.
- Pupils investigate and 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.
Some of the Significant possibilities mathematicians’ within our Curriculum:
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