# Maths

### Philosophy

At Guru Nanak Sikh Academy we aim to provide a learning atmosphere which gives pupils the opportunity and confidence to discuss, investigate and enjoy mathematics and so develop into successful mathematicians in their adult life.

### Aims

Using the New National Curriculum for our planning the children will be given the opportunity to:

• think for themselves, take responsibility for their own learning and achieve a good level of numeracy
• develop an understanding of mathematical vocabulary and notation
• develop mathematical concepts in real situations through handling materials, discussion and practical situations
• have the confidence to apply the knowledge and experience they have gained to other mathematical tasks
• have an appreciation of the logical aesthetic aspects of mathematics, through problem solving and investigation, linking this with other areas of the curriculum.   ### Objectives

By the end of Year 6 all pupils should:

• have a sense of the size of a number and where it fits into the number system
• know by heart number facts such as number bonds, multiplication tables, doubles and halves
• calculate accurately and efficiently, both mentally and with pencil and paper, and draw on a range of calculation strategies
• recognise when it is appropriate to use a calculator or other mathematical apparatus, and be able to do so effectively
• make sense of number problems, including non-routine problems, and recognise the operations needed to solve them
• explain their methods and reasoning using correct mathematical terms
• judge whether their answers are reasonable and have strategies for checking them where necessary
• suggest suitable units for measuring and make sensible estimates of measurements
• compare and classify shapes; identify, compare and order angles; identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes
• use coordinates to describe positions on a 2-D grid; describe movements between positions; plot specified points and draw sides to complete a polygon
• explain and make predictions from the numbers in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables
• draw on a range of problem solving skills to tackle problems
• recognise the links between tasks completed in class and real-life problems 