It is the aim of the school that all children should be confidently numerate and that their mathematical skills be developed to the fullest in a supportive atmosphere.
Mathematics can be used in many different circumstances as a precise and unambiguous means of representing ideas, of predicting outcomes, or explaining results. Mathematics also provides children with a way of testing their hypotheses by classifying, ordering, counting, measuring.........and then generalising about what they have discovered.
Through the use of mathematics to solve problems in school, children become more aware of the need for mathematical understanding and skills necessary in future life and to appreciate the role of mathematics in science and technology.
Mathematics is not only included in the school curriculum because it is a useful subject, people around the world have always used geometric patterns and structures for decoration and enjoyment and the pleasure derived from playing strategic games or deciphering puzzles continues into adulthood and can be enjoyed either on one’s own or together with others.
At St. Bertelines School we feel that mathematics contributes to a child’s personal, social, and intellectual development as it plays an important role in everyday life.
We use ‘Power Maths’ as our whole school Maths scheme providing an engaging and challenging Maths curriculum from EYFS to Year 6.