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Chestnut Park Primary School

Chestnut ParkPrimary School


Our long-term aim is to produce an ambitious, engaging, connected curriculum accessible to all pupils in the Futura Learning Partnership. Pupils will make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems.The intent of our mathematics curriculum is to design a curriculum, which is accessible to all and will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement and preparation for their journey into the wider world. We aim to deliver lessons that are creative and engaging. We intend for our pupils to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge across the curriculum. Pupils who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content

For more information, please see the Futura Maths Curriculum

Mathematics at Chestnut Park

Learning Maths at Chestnut Park will empower children to develop a positive attitude towards learning Mathematics. The will perform mathematical operations and manipulations with confidence, speed and accuracy, think and reason precisely, logically and critically in any given situation whilst broadening and deepening their investigative skills. 

They will be confident and competent problem-solvers and will demonstrate resilience when tackling any mathematical challenge.

The teaching of Maths will encourage and enable pupils to: recognise that mathematics permeates the world around us, appreciate the usefulness, power and beauty of mathematics, enjoy mathematics and develop patience and persistence when solving problems. 

Our approach to maths is both skills and knowledge based.  As a school, we believe that fluency is key. Children need to have a secure understanding of basic principles in order to deepen their knowledge of the maths curriculum further.

Children will be taught number sense, operational skills and teachers will boost their ability to solve complex problems. Lessons will focus on oracy and language to enhance the mathematical curriculum and children’s understanding of concepts. 

Pupils are taught strategies to develop accuracy and logical and systematic thinking, as well as being taught which methods are most efficient, once understanding is secure. 

Children are given autonomy in their learning to choose which methods best suits them, which builds independence and confidence in mathematics.