Subject Leader Profiles
Hi! My name is Mrs Knowles and I have been part of the maths team at Roe Lee since 2012. I have always enjoyed mathematics but really came to love it with the introduction of the mastery curriculum. My experience teaching in KS1 showed me the importance of using a concrete, pictoral and abstract approach to enable children to make connections, spot patterns and become efficient mathematicians and we aim for his to be an intrinsic part of our maths curriculum throughout school.
As a member of the NCETM I have had the opportunity to become involved with our local Maths Hub and become part of the Hub training team. I firmly believe the mastery curriculum provides the opportunity for all children to have success with maths and develop a love for the subject and this is what we strive for at Roe Lee.
Mathematics Intent Statement
At Roe Lee Park Primary School, we aim for every child to become a confident, secure mathematician with a real enjoyment of this subject by promoting a spirit of enquiry which builds on children’s natural curiosity.
Staff will ensure that they provide a spiral curriculum which is focused, coherent and progressive and continuously builds on knowledge and skills previously experienced.
Children will become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics through a CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract) approach that will enable pupils to develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge accurately and efficiently.
We encourage children to explain their reasoning and justifications using precise mathematical language.
We strive for children to have the confidence to solve problems, using a range of strategies, and demonstrate resilience to seek solutions which will enable them to succeed in an ever changing world.