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Numeracy

We aim to make mathematics dynamic, using ICT to enhance learning. We aim for staff to teach with motivation and enthusiasm thus providing excellent role models for the future.  We strive for all children to be numerate, to have the ability and inclination to solve numerical problems, have a positive attitude towards the subject, to be highly motivated during lessons and to achieve their full potential.  Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing a child’s ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives.  Wherever possible, we encourage the children to use and apply their learning in everyday situations.

Our school has adapted its own calculation policy which every class follows to ensure the four rules of number are clearly understood as a foundation to all mathematics. Every child has challenging targets to help them reach their full potential.

The aims of mathematics are:

  • to promote enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion;
  • to promote confidence and competence with numbers and the number system;
  • to develop the ability to solve problems through decision-making and reasoning in a range of contexts;
  • to develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented;
  • to explore features of shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts;
  • to understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life.
  • to begin to grasp mathematical language using it to explain methods and reasoning.

Mrs Nicholson's maths lesson.

I think and wonder!