Mathematical understanding is essential to everyday life. Therefore we need to provide our pupils with a high-quality mathematical education that will prepare them for their future employment and financial independence.
We aim to promote positive attitudes towards mathematics and an enthusiasm for mathematics work in our school. The youngest of our pupils will begin by developing confidence and fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. They will also be introduced to shapes and a range of measures to describe and compare different quantities.
As the pupils begin Key stage 2 our focus is ensuring that they are increasingly fluent with whole numbers and the four operations, developing efficient written and mental methods.
At this stage pupils should develop their ability to solve a range of problems, including fractions and decimals.
Upper Key stage 2 pupils will focus on developing their ability to solve a wide range of problems of increasing complexity. They should develop an understanding of the connections in mathematics between multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio.
By the time our pupils leave us at the end of Year 6, they will be confident mathematicians who can use mathematics to analyse and communicate information and are able to develop mathematical understanding through practical tasks, enquiry and experimentation.