Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem-solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways.
Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, vital for the environment and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.
Mathematics is a creative discipline. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a pupil solves a problem for the first time, discovers a more elegant solution to that problem, or suddenly sees hidden connections.
The Ready to Progress materials published by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), backed up with published schemes Inspire Maths and White Rose Maths, form our main scheme of work for mathematics. We develop procedural fluency using resources like Number Sense and our own Key Recall Facts (KiRFs) with the aim of the children being flexible with their mathematical thinking and equipped with a range of mathematical processes at their disposal to solve problems using the most appropriate methodology.