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Mathematics

At Burhill, we aim to provide a variety of experiences that will encourage the children to reach their full mathematical potential. We aim to provide a high-quality mathematics education therefore developing a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. Through a variety of creative and enriching experiences, we aim to instill positive and confident attitudes towards mathematics. At Burhill, our approach is to ensure children have really mastered mathematical concepts and can apply their learning in real life contexts.

The aims of the National Curriculum for maths are to ensure that children:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.