Sherington Primary School
Mathematics Mission Statement
“Mathematics is essential to everyday life. 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.” 2014 National Curriculum
Mathematics is a fundamental part of everyday life and so at Sherington we aim to develop enthusiastic and confident learners. Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing the pupils’ ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives and the world around them. We understand that our curriculum will not necessarily match the way parents were taught mathematics. As a result we have a written calculation policy so that parents can understand the methods and approaches in use across the school.
Daily mathematic lessons aim to:
- Promote enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activity, exploration and discussion.
- Encourage confidence and competence with numbers and the number system.
- Develop the ability to solve problems through decision-making and reasoning in a range of contexts.
- Develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented.
- Explore features of shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts.
- Understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life and apply their knowledge.
- Enable pupils to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, reasoning and competency to allow them to solve increasingly sophisticated problems.
We recognise that our curriculum will not necessarily match the way parents were taught mathematics. As a result we have a written calculation policy so that parents can understand the methods and approaches in use across the school.