Subject Statement of Intent
We believe children should be encouraged to develop mathematical skills that encompass the broad range of the mathematical curriculum. Mathematics should be seen as a catalyst for motivating children into developing a sense of awe and wonderment. Mathematics is more than a school subject; it is a life skill of the future.
It is a whole network of concepts and relationships, which provide a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems. It also provides the materials and means for creating new imaginative worlds to explore.
Using the Programmes of Study from the National Curriculum it is our aim to develop:
- a positive attitude towards Mathematics and an awareness of the fascination of Mathematics
- competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills
- an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately
- initiative and an ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others
- an ability to communicate Mathematics
- an ability to use and apply Mathematics across the curriculum and in real life
- an understanding of Mathematics through a process of enquiry and experiment
- mental agility in our pupils which is complementary to the mathematical curriculum.
- good working habits, so that pupils are capable of working in a systematic way, developing the most appropriate strategy for the task and reviewing and evaluating their work