Gomersal St Mary's CE Primary School

Mathematics

Love- We promote a love of maths within our school and the children understand the impact it has on their everyday lives.
Respect- We respect the importance of the subject and its value in the world. We respect each other in all lessons and recognise each other’s unique abilities.
Resilience- We let our light shine by demonstrating our ability to keep on trying when we find things difficult and having a “can do” attitude.
Friendship- We work together to support each and we work as part of teams in order to solve problems and discuss reasoning problems.
Forgiveness- We forgive our mistakes and we learn from them.
 
The language of mathematics is international. The basic skills of mathematics are vital for the life opportunities of our children. Our aim is for all children to think mathematically, enabling them to reason, solve problems, and assess risk in a range of contexts. We know that by instilling a love of maths in our children we can greatly improve their life choices after all…..
“Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology, and engineering and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.”  National Curriculum 2014 
Progression of Skills