We believe that it is essential we prepare our children for a rapidly changing world through the use of mathematical thinking; because it is woven into, and an integral part of all areas of life.
Mathematics equips children with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include arithmetical aptitude (problems involving adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing numbers) logical reasoning, problem solving and the ability to think in abstract ways.
Mathematics is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind we endeavour to ensure
that children develop a healthy and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them.
We aim to encourage independent children who are inquisitive, creative, literate, enquiring and confident. We also aim to provide a stimulating environment and adequate resources so that pupils can develop their mathematical skills to their full potential.
Maths is threaded throughout our daily curriculum, from Magic Maths in the morning, daily arithmetic sessions and quality first teaching and learning in Maths lessons. We aim to:
Provide quality first teaching and learning that fosters positive and enthusiastic attitudes towards mathematics
Build confidence in our learners through a range of real life contexts
Seek opportunities to extend mathematics skills across the curriculum.
Where needed, offer support and scaffolding, alongside challenges, appropriately to meet the needs of all learners, stretching and deepening their understanding of each strand of mathematics.
Develop a mathematics curriculum that will provide progressive, broad, coherent and deep learning experiences that are relevant, challenging and enjoyable
Produce mathematicians who are fluent and capable, developing automaticity to become future problem solvers.
Children are enabled to cultivate an understanding of the power of mathematics: the capacity to convince themselves and others of mathematical ‘truths’; communicate effectively with others and express their mathematical thinking clearly and concisely. Children are given the tools and skills to do this through the National Curriculum aims as well as being embedded in our ethos.
We want our children to take the next steps into the world as courageous, young mathematicians who are our future change makers.