Curriculum study at Grimsdyke School will ensure students’ progress to the next stage of their education prepared within maths by developing as confident and numerate mathematicians who can competently apply a range of calculations and concepts (number, shape, measure and statistics) in academic and everyday situations, in order to analyse, solve and investigate problems applying metacognitive thinking when explaining their solutions or strategies.
At Grimsdyke we understand that mathematics can teach us how to make sense of the world around us through developing a child’s ability to calculate, to reason and to solve problems. Mathematics can enable children to understand and appreciate relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives.
Maths lessons at Grimsdyke aim to develop enjoyment for the subject, to enable the students to study with confidence and a sense of achievement as well as understanding the relevance of the subject in day to day life. We strive for this at Grimsdyke, through: problems solving and reasoning in every lesson; practical investigations; cross-curricular learning approaches and engaging children through a wide variety of activities, such as inter-year group quizzes and interactive maths boards.
We believe that every child has the potential to achieve and grow in confidence within Mathematics. We strive to unlock this enthusiasm and love of learning as the students move through the school.