Broomfield

Broomfield SILC

Maths

At Broomfield SILC we endeavour to teach our children a rich and progressive Mathematics curriculum and develop a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

Every effort is made to ensure Mathematics is accessible for all pupils and in order to meet the needs of different pupils we have a formal and semi-formal curriculum and encourage a multi- sensory approach to the delivery of the subject.

We believe that Mathematics teaches us how to make sense of the world around us through developing the ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.

In our school we want to help children to understand and appreciate the pattern in both number and space in their everyday lives in and out of school.  We encourage the children to develop these key and fundamental skills through their growing knowledge and understanding of the world.

We want children to learn to appreciate the contribution made by many people to the development of Mathematics in our ever growing society.

There are three aims that are fundamental to how we interpret the content of both the curriculum:

Conceptual understanding

In developing children's skills through enhancing their factual, conceptual and procedural knowledge, we allow them to deepen their mathematical understanding and be able to apply what they know to help them to solve problems.

Mathematical reasoning

The progression and development of mental calculations and efficiency in strategies will provide children with the skills which will allow them to communicate and present their findings effectively using appropriate mathematical language.

Problem solving

At Broomfield SILC, Mathematics is integral to all aspects of life and it is with this in mind that we endeavour to ensure that children develop self confidence in their ability to approach a range of mathematical problems.

By providing opportunities to apply their mathematical skills in different contexts and across a range of subject areas, children are able to work systematically to organise information, find patterns and ultimately solutions through independent and collaborative learning.