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Maths Overview

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

National Curriculum in England, DfE 2013

 

Welcome to Maths at TJS!

Maths Coordinator: Mrs G Little

Thomlinson Junior School believes that every child should have the right to a curriculum that champions excellence; supporting pupils in achieving to the very best of their abilities. We understand the immense value that a high-quality Maths education can play in enriching pupils’ lives. Maths at TJS aims to provide our pupils with the understanding, knowledge and skills needed to have an excellent mathematical understanding. Pupils will be inspired to engage with mathematics beyond the classroom and will use their skills to help make sense of the world. Pupils will be given a rich learning diet and immersive environment, where they will be able to apply mathematics into context. They will recognise the importance Maths has on every subject and beyond the school.

 

Our Aims

  • Pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practise with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Pupils reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • Pupils can 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.
  • Maths Policy

Inclusion

At Thomlinson Junior School, we aim to enable all children to achieve to their full potential. This includes children of all abilities, social and cultural backgrounds, those with disabilities, EAL speakers and SEN statement and non-statemented. We place particular emphasis on the flexibility technology and practical resources bring to allowing pupils to access learning opportunities, particularly pupils with SEN and disabilities. With this in mind, we will ensure additional access to these aids is provided throughout the school day and in some cases beyond the school day.

 

More Information

For more information on the Maths curriculum at Thomlinson Junior School, please visit the Curriculum Content page and the Age Related Expectation page. Alternatively, contact the school via the main office or your child’s class teacher via Class Dojo.

Leaders have recently refined their mathematics curriculum to improve its impact on pupils’ learning. Pupils told me that mathematics is now taught much better. They say that the new curriculum helps them to understand more about mathematical ideas. Teachers plan learning in a logical way so that it builds on what pupils already know. Teachers use assessment information effectively to check what pupils know and remember. In the 2019 national assessment, pupils’ attainment in mathematics improved to be in line with the national average.

(Ofsted Report December 2019)