The mathematics curriculum in primary schools consists of the following strands:
- Numbers and the number system
- Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
- Fractions (including decimals and percentage)
- Measure (including time)
- Shape and space
- Statistics (data handling)
- Algebra (only in Year 6)
At Belmont our aim is that each child should be able to think and solve problems mathematically by using the appropriate skills, concepts and knowledge. We provide rich and enjoyable experiences relating both to their individual needs and to the wider requirements of society.
We aim for each child to:-
- Have a positive attitude towards mathematics.
- Have self-confidence in their ability to deal with mathematics.
- Be able to work systematically, co-operatively and with perseverance.
- Experience a sense of achievement regardless of age or ability.
- Understand the appropriate underlying skills, concepts and knowledge of number, measurement, shape, space and handling data.
- Be able to apply previously acquired concepts, skills, knowledge and understanding to new situations both in and out of school.
- Be able to communicate with peers and adults, ideas, experiences, questions, clearly and fluently, using the appropriate mathematical language.
- Be aware of the uses of mathematics beyond the classroom.
For Parents/Carers to:-
- Be actively involved in their children’s mathematical learning both in school and at home.
- Understand and support the school’s mathematics policy, calculations policy and scheme of work.