At Ghyll Royd School we are keen to promote mathematics as a key life skill. The children at our school have a wonderfully positive attitude towards this subject and see its purpose very clearly.
Our aim in the teaching of mathematics is that all children develop the ability to work with numbers and measure with confidence and competency. The children all partake in mathematical activities every day, with children being taught an active and exciting daily mathematics lesson of 40 minutes (for younger children) or 50 minutes (Year 1 upwards). Our work is based upon the National Curriculum, which gives targets for children to accomplish during each year of their primary education. Parents are kept fully informed of these targets and are asked to help to support their child and the school in achieving these.
Mathematical thinking is used in every lesson to enable the children to:
- become numerate and tackle mathematical problems with confidence
- develop mathematical thinking skills, so that the children will have the ability to question
- develop the skills which are needed to meet the demands of adult life
- use mathematical language effectively and confidently
- develop positive attitudes to mathematics, recognising that mathematics is both useful and enjoyable
- be able to use and apply their skills in other subjects
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