Mathematics is an important, creative discipline that helps us to understand and change the world. We want all pupils at Mill Rythe Junior School to experience the beauty, power and enjoyment of mathematics and develop a sense of curiosity about the subject with a clear understanding.
At Mill Rythe Junior School, we foster positive, can-do attitudes and we promote the fact that ‘We can all do maths!’ We believe all children can achieve in mathematics and teach for secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts through manageable steps that are planned to meet the needs of each child.
We use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning and provide challenge through rich and sophisticated problems. We aim for all pupils to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately; to be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios; to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language; and to have an appreciation of number and number operations, which enables mental calculations and written procedures to be performed efficiently, fluently and accurately in order to be successful in mathematics.