In line with the requirements of the National Curriculum, we aim to provide our children with a broad based experience of the fundamentals of mathematics. The children have regular experience of number work and practice of the basic four rules – i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children also learn a range of mental recall and calculation skills to encourage the development of flexibility and efficiency in dealing with calculations.
Alongside this there is a balance of mathematical experience linked to work in fractions (including decimals and percentages), geometry, measurement (e.g. time, length and capacity), algebra and statistics. Children should also be able to use and apply the mathematics they have learnt to real life situations and to investigative work within mathematics itself.
It is our aim that the mathematics work undertaken in school should encourage a positive attitude; a sense of enjoyment and curiosity; an ability to think clearly and logically; an understanding through a process of enquiry and experiment; an appreciation of structures and patterns; an awareness of problem solving strategies; confidence; and good work habits (e.g. persistence, co‑operation).