Mathematics is the science that deals with the logic of shape, quantity and arrangement. Mathematics is all around us, in everything we do. It is the building block for everything in our daily lives, including mobile devices, architecture (ancient and modern), art, money, engineering, and even sports.
Landgate offers a well-resourced, flexible, multi-sensory long term plan with a focus on Mastery in Maths. Teachers use their expertise to personalise content and strategies to provide the right level of challenge for learners in their class.
At Landgate School, key stages one, two and three follow the National Curriculum and cover the following areas of learning:
- Measure (length, mass, capacity)
- Position and motion
Throughout our curriculum we aim to ensure that our learners enjoy learning mathematics by providing opportunities to:
- Have their curiosity stimulated by thinking of their own questions and investigating mathematical situations within school and the wider community.
- Develop perseverance through trial and error.
- Develop deductive reasoning, which includes reasoning logically and systematically Experience the sense of pride that comes from solving a problem or a mathematical puzzle.
Number is a key skill and currently around 80% of the content. Other number topics are brought in (such as measure) to help learners to apply functional concepts and develop mathematical mindsets for life. They are encouraged to engage in practical activities to link ideas, increase the breadth and depth of their experience, develop knowledge and understanding of the more abstract as well as concrete, and be able explain outcomes.
Primary key stage one and two
At Landgate, primary learners are assessed against Primary Learning Ladders Stage 1-15.
Primary classes participate in at least three times weekly Mathematics sessions enabling them to acquire, develop and apply their learning.
Secondary key stage three four and Post 16
In key stage three, learners are assessed against Flight Paths.
Mathematics in key stages four and five is planned and delivered around accredited units of work that are suited to learners’ mathematical development, but still set challenges.
Within key stage five, learners access the community regularly, applying measuring and tessellation to woodwork, measure through cooking to apply their mathematics skills and knowledge. Learners are assessed in line with their accreditation assessments.