As a department, we strive to develop pupils’ curiosity about Mathematics. We firmly believe that regardless of prior experiences, all pupils can achieve and feel a sense of enjoyment in their learning journey. We break down learning into manageable steps in order to teach for a secure and deep understanding. We regularly provide challenge and depth through rich problem solving tasks that require students to think systematically and in a logical order.
We aim for all pupils to:
- Become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics through varied and frequent practice, so they are able to recall relevant information timely and accurately.
- Develop their number sense so that they are able to apply a skill to multiple contexts, including real-life financial scenarios.
- Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- Understand and appreciate various numerical methods, which enables pupils to perform mental and written calculations efficiently and accurately. Allowing them to become mathematically confident, numerate adults.