Our hope is that each child at Deal Parochial Primary School will develop an appetite for learning that will endure throughout their lives. To achieve this, the curriculum will need to motivate and excite children so that they engage fully in learning, cultivate positive attitudes and relationships, make good progress and fulfil their true potential – being “The best that I can be – the way God intends”.
Vision for teaching and learning in mathematics
At the centre of our approach to the teaching of mathematics, at Deal Parochial Church of England Primary School, is the unwavering belief that all children have the potential to succeed. We believe that all children need a deep understanding of the mathematics they are learning so that: future mathematical learning is built on solid foundations. We have a ‘Growth Mindset’ attitude to learning that develops a child’s belief in themselves and their ability to succeed.
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.
(Primary Framework Mathematics Sept 2013)
At Deal Parochial we believe in the importance of developing mathematical skills in our children so that they are efficient and confident in their approach to mathematics in a wide range of contexts. A good knowledge and understanding of mathematics provides a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is a very powerful means of communicating information and as such, plays an important part in all areas of the curriculum. We strive to deliver quality teaching of mathematics enabling pupils to reach their true potential.