Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing the ability to calculate, to communicate, to reason and to solve problems. It enables children to explore, understand, and appreciate relationships and patterns in both number and shape-and-space in their everyday lives.
At Broadmead Lower School we aim to:
- promote enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activity, cross-curricular learning (where possible), exploration and discussion
- develop mathematical skills and knowledge and quick recall of basic facts in line with the National Curriculum Mathematics Programmes of Study.
- promote confidence and competence with numbers and the number system
- develop the ability to think mathematically: solve problems through decision making and reasoning in a range of contexts
- develop a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented
- explore features of shape and space, and develop measuring skills in a range of contexts
- develop communication skills
- develop both independence and co-operation
- understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life and promote mathematical thinking as a life skill.
Should you require any additional information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to do any of the following:
- Download the Our Calculation Policy for details on progression through different methods taught throughout the school.
- Download our Calculation Policy Overview.
- Download the Policy for Maths at Broadmead.
- Download our overview on the teaching of Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.
- Download our curriculum overviews;
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
- Year 4
- Speak to your child’s class teacher we are happy to help!