The National Curriculum provides the foundation for the teaching and learning of mathematics at Gonville Academy. Our broad and engaging curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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.
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
- Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non- routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
At Gonville Academy we are following a mastery curriculum, informed by the White Rose mathematics scheme and research and resources from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM).
We are also fortunate to have strong links with the other academies within the STEP Academy Trust and as a result, the children benefit from the unique inter-academy experiences that we can offer them. Annual competitions are held within the different academies and children have the opportunity to learn, as well as compete, against their peers. In addition to this, children have access to a myriad of online maths programs, such as Education City. Children enjoy the challenge and interaction that these programs bring and complete online homework tasks with passion and determination.