Maths is a fundamental part of the world in which we live. It exists all around us. We aim for the pupils at Oxbridge Lane to become equipped with the skills they need to develop enquiring mathematical minds. They need firm foundations in the laws and processes in maths but they also need to appreciate how these connect together. We want to develop learners who are able to apply their skills to real life. More importantly, we want pupils to become investigators and explorers of maths, constantly looking for patterns and connections.
Our curriculum reflects this vision by having two main foci. Pupils are expected to learn the correct arithmetic skill for each year. These are taught rooted in conceptual understanding of each process and procedure. Reasoning and problem solving is taught through clearly defined units which cover the National Curriculum ARE for each year and Good Level of Development objectives in EYFS. Every child tackles reasoning questions as well as fluency through each unit of work. Fluency is varied and pupils are encouraged to make links across maths concepts. We use POWER maths. This is a mastery programme that ensures all pupils keep up with their classmates and provide a structure for pupils who need support and intervention to get it.