Mathematics is a core subject in the National Curriculum.
It teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives. Where appropriate, links are made with other subject areas.
A high-quality’ mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. (National Curriculum September 2013)
To develop fluency in mathematics, children need to secure a conceptual understanding and efficiency in procedural approaches. It is important to make connections between concrete materials, models and images, mathematical language, symbolic representations and prior learning.
In all classes, children have a wide range of mathematical abilities. We recognise this fact and provide suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the child.
In Early Years Foundation Stage, the children enjoy a rich mathematical environment both inside and outside the classroom, through play and formal learning. In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 our children have a daily maths lesson.