Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected 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.
The National Curriculum for Mathematics (2014) aims to ensure that all pupils:
Mathematics at The Churchill:
In line with the New National Curriculum (2014) each year group have particular mathematics skills that must be embedded by the end of the academic year. Problem solving is at the heart of our teaching, broadening children’s knowledge and encouraging them to relate their learning to real life situations. A good knowledge of numbers or a ‘feel’ for numbers is the product of structured practice and repetition. It requires an understanding of number patterns and relationships developed through directed enquiry, use of models and images and the application of acquired number knowledge and skills.To support parents at home, a copy of our calculation policy can be found below: