At John Hampden school, we want all of our children to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. We want to equip our children with the skills to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine challenges with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
As maths is all around us in our daily lives, we aim to ensure that children are aware of how to apply learning to everyday scenarios. We encourage the application of maths in real life contexts by incorporating cross curricular links as opportunities arise. Our maths teaching includes a wide range of experiences for pupils that foster logical and positive thinking, develop a knowledge of, and ability to apply functional mathematics and give children confidence and enjoyment.