Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history's most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore 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 2014
To teach the essential skills of mathematics and develop this to a high standard for all pupils.
To promote a culture of enjoyment in the learning of mathematics.
To provide a stimulating mathematics curriculum that inspires life-long mathematicians.
To facilitate independent learning, and progress across the curriculum.
To prepare pupils for the next stage in their education.
At Bantock Primary School it is our aim that we will provide our children with a high quality Mathematics education to ensure that positive attitudes towards the subject are established in order for children to make a good start in their journey to becoming numerate. We strive to provide a high quality Maths curriculum that will stimulate children’s enjoyment of Maths and enable them to be confident and successful both in their school career and in the future.
In school we will equip pupils with the ability to reason logically, solve problems and think in abstract ways. When teaching in school we give our children a range Mathematical opportunities and cross-curricular experiences that help them to understand and appreciate how important Mathematics is as a life skill. ICT is used effectively to extend children’s learning and engage them in the challenges they are given.
Planning and delivery of the subject is based on programmes of study that cover all areas of Mathematics. Our Medium Term Planning ensures full coverage of the curriculum as well as planned opportunities for reasoning and problem solving in a wide variety of contexts.