“The highest form of pure thought is in mathematics.” – Plato
At Kilburn Grange School, we take a mastery approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics. The children are at the heart of our school and we are committed to ensuring that all children can feel successful in the study of mathematics. We believe every child can do maths so our aim is to develop a highly effective learning of maths by teaching the skills to ensure our children become happy, confident and resilient learners. We aim to deliver an inspiring and engaging mathematics curriculum through high-quality teaching. We use the White Rose scheme of work to support the teaching of mathematics across Years 1-6. In Reception, we use the Early Years Development Matters to support the teaching of mathematics.
The White Rose scheme of work enables children to become independent, reflective thinkers, whose skills not only encourage success in maths but also support them across the curriculum. We strive to develop courageous mathematicians, who savour the challenge of maths. Children should not be afraid to make mistakes and should fully embrace mistakes as a part of the learning experience. Together, we are developing a whole new philosophy of deepening understanding, building confidence and developing competence in maths – a philosophy that generates resilient, confident learning and real progress. Despite the diverse starting points of our children, we help our pupils achieve excellence.
At Kilburn Grange School, we intend to get children excited about maths. Our team promotes children’s enjoyment of maths by providing opportunities for children by building a conceptual understanding of maths before applying their knowledge to everyday problems and challenges. We ensure that challenge is provided for all children, whatever their understanding.