At St. Michael’s, we aim to ensure that our children leave us confident in the use of mathematics and with an understanding of the skills needed to function in today’s world.
They should be able to:
- solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately,
- use their initiative and to work both independently and in cooperation with others,
- develop positive attitudes to mathematics and to recognise that it can be both enjoyable and useful,
- develop a confidence with mathematics which equips them for their future lives and for future employment opportunities.
As a school, we aim to offer a maths curriculum which is progressive and which takes into account the individual needs of children, provides a breadth of opportunities which are enjoyable and challenging and which enables children to see that it is in overcoming the barriers that they face in maths that they will develop their understanding and learn the most.
Children in Y1 to Y6 will generally have a maths lesson every day. In Reception the children are exposed to maths daily through planned, purposeful play activities and through a mix of adult focused and child initiated activities. All teachers differentiate learning to meet the needs of all of the children.
Our curriculum has been designed in line with the New Primary Curriculum.
Here’s our Calculation Policy which explains the aims of the Maths National Curriculum.