At St Mary’s, our aim is that every child is mathematically competent and has a love and appreciation for maths by the time they leave us.
Mathematics across the school develops the children’s basic skills enabling them to work with greater fluency and accuracy as they progress. The curriculum gives the children a range of strategies and opportunities to use these skills in different problem solving situations. This grounding enables and equips the children to approach maths and mathematical situations with confidence and competence as they move through key stages 3, 4 and beyond.
We want our children to have the opportunity to ask questions and be inquisitive. We also aim to equip our children with the understanding of mathematical concepts and the fluency they need to use them in a range of situations, both within the classroom environment and also in everyday life. Mathematics across the school encourages children to become resilient and reflective learners – skills which are essential as the children continue their journey through education and onwards in later life.