Primary mathematics should enrich children’s experiences in all curriculum areas, provide them with the means of exploring their environment and develop their powers of logical thought.
Children should be actively engaged in learning mathematics. This is not simply to say that they have to be physically active in the sense of doing something (which will be the case if doing a piece of practical work) but also, and more importantly their minds have to be engaged. Every opportunity should be given to encourage pupils to become active learners, not merely recipients of directed knowledge.
Our school provides a broad, balanced relevant and differentiated curriculum in mathematics that is designed to meet the different aptitudes and maturities of the pupils in our school and the requirements of the National Curriculum. We aim to help the children develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematics in an enjoyable way.
We believe that an ability to calculate mentally is at the heart of numeracy and therefore we emphasise mental methods from an early age. Written methods of calculation are gradually introduced alongside mental methods, though mental strategies are always encouraged as an initial starting point. Pupils are actively encouraged to estimate their answers first if a written method is required.
Opportunity for children to practice and consolidate their skills and knowledge of mathematics are extended through the regular setting of homework.
We aim to ensure that each and every pupil experiences success in their learning of mathematics and are able to attain as high a National Curriculum level of attainment as they are capable of.
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