Maths - Intent
Our Maths curriculum at Stella Maris is used to promote a love of the core subject and enables our children to see how it is applicable to their everyday lives. We encourage our learning values of Independence, Interdependence, Challenge, Spirituality, Thinking and Creativity to ensure high standards of achievement and success for all our children. Through our creative and rich maths curriculum, we intend to foster the curiosity of our children enabling them to become competent and independent mathematicians. We follow a ‘mastery approach’ to teaching mathematics; an inclusive method based on our firm belief that all our children can achieve. We intend for all children to build a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts, which provides a strong foundation for the fundamental skills needed to solve the problems found in everyday life. Mathematics is taught through three key areas of mastery; varied fluency, mathematical reasoning and problem solving. In doing so we aim for our children to build resilience, develop a greater sense of number and confidently articulate their thinking.