Our aim at St Michael’s is to enable our children to make sense of the world around them through developing an ability to calculate, reason and solve problems.
Through their growing knowledge and understanding, we encourage our children to work together, providing opportunities to experience the National Curriculum through ‘real life’ contexts alongside formal approaches. Through investigating, exploring, sharing ideas and appreciating different viewpoints our children gain an appreciation of the universal language of mathematics and its application to everyday experiences as well as the daily mathematic lesson.
To understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life, we promote:
· enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activities, making sense of new concepts
· confidence, competence and fluency with numbers and the number system
· the ability to rapidly recall facts and apply mental calculations appropriately
· the ability to solve problems through decision-making and reasoning in a range of contexts
· the use and understanding of mathematical language
· practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented
· opportunities to challenge and test findings, using appropriate and efficient strategies
· the exploration of Geometry, and development of measuring skills in a range of contexts
To download a copy of the National Curriculum Mathematics programmes of study for Key Stages 1 and 2 click here:
To download a Guide to the New National Curriculum for Parents click here: