The national curriculum 2014 for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
At Parkgate we teach a broad Maths curriculum focusing on basic number skills (e.g. times tables, number bonds) and practical, hands on activities to deepen children’s understanding. Children are expected to practise their times tables weekly as part of their homework. The approach will be varied to ensure that we meet the needs of all our pupils and develop their confidence, interest and competence in all areas of Mathematics. A cross curricular approach is adopted to ensure that links are made with other curriculum subjects (e.g. data handling in Science, measures in Geography) to enable the children to apply and practice their Maths skills. Throughout key stage 2, we aim to support children to become confident and competent in Maths to ensure they are equipped with the necessary skills to have a successful transition onto secondary school.