At Britannia Primary School and Nursery, we aim to develop and nurture Mathematics skills which will be beneficial in future years. We understand that Mathematics is a tool for everyday life and it is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems. We strive for all pupils to be confident mathematicians and develop a curiosity about Mathematics that will last for a lifetime.
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. (DfE, National Curriculum for mathematics, 2014)