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. (National Curriculum 2014)
At Cloudside Academy, we want our children to develop a love of learning and to be curious about the world around them. This will enable them to be resilient, independent and life-long learners with skills that they can apply both within their time in education and beyond. We want children to enjoy learning about mathematics and to develop a sense of how important it is, how it relates to their everyday lives and their role within it. They should be able to develop their own questions and interests and express their ideas clearly and confidently. They will also develop the ability to problem solve and work cooperatively by building and sharing their experiences and knowledge with others and to support each other regardless of their background to become effective mathematicians.