At Farnborough Road Infant School we are Mathematical wizards! We want all our children to love Maths. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be accountants, architects, economists or Maths teachers.
We want to provide our children with rich learning experiences from which they can derive enjoyment and a fascination with Maths. We would like our children to experience a sense of awe and wonder as they solve a problem for the first time and discover different solutions to make links between other areas of mathematics. We want our children to develop a deep understanding of the subject through a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach in teaching.
Our Mathematics curriculum promotes high expectations in teaching and learning with an emphasis on developing a strong sense of number and place value. It helps to promote a ‘can do’ attitude amongst the children where every child can see themselves as a mathematician.
The FRIS Maths curriculum not only meets National Curriculum requirements but will provide memorable lessons that will develop their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills and prepare them for the next stage in their education. Our children enjoy a variety of enrichment opportunities Maths Enterprise Day, Puzzle Clubs and Active ‘Maths of the Day’ (through physical activity).
The Maths curriculum has been carefully built and the learning opportunities and assessment opportunities of each year group ensure progression and repetition in terms of embedding key learning, knowledge and skills. For example, we use of high quality resources to secure key concepts, targeted small group and individual intervention to address misconceptions, regular whole staff training ensuring the school is up to date with new initiatives and strategies to promote teaching excellence.
We strive for every child to achieve their full potential in Mathematics, develop a love of number, shape, measures, data and problem solving and be ready for their next stage in learning to inspire aspirations for the future career paths.
At Farnborough Road Infant School, we are Mathematical Wizards!