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Developing mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding

St Peter and St Paul CE Primary School aims to ensure that our children leave the school with a positive attitude and enthusiasm for mathematics. We aim to provide children with the skills and understanding to support their further learning. In order to achieve this, we
  • present mathematics as an enjoyable and interesting activity, involving enquiry and experimentation
  • encourage an inquisitive attitude to mathematics
  • foster high standards of achievement in mathematics
  • enable children to acquire and develop mathematical language, skills, knowledge and understanding within their individual capabilities
  • equip children with strategies to enable them to apply mathematics to real and unfamiliar situations within and beyond the classroom
  • develop an appreciation of the real value and fascination of mathematics as well as its usefulness in life

As a result our children will be able to:

  • develop a positive and confident attitude to mathematics
  • make an active contribution to their own learning, by developing the skills of independence and enquiry
  • become confident and competent working with mathematics
  • develop an understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented
  • become thinkers and problem solvers
  • develop a clear understanding of the language of mathematics
  • develop logical thinking, enabling them to record work clearly and in a variety of ways
  • develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed in daily life