Mathematics provides the means of understanding some of the most complex aspects of our world, while, at a different level, it is essential to the efficient conduct of our everyday lives. Children need to appreciate the fascination of mathematics through pattern, logic and creative activities, while building a solid base of knowledge, skills and understanding which will enable them to estimate and calculate confidently. The
applications of mathematics increase daily. We aim to ensure that children become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, learn to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, and solve problems by
applying their mathematics. Mathematics is not only taught because it is useful; it should be a source of delight and wonder, offering pupils intellectual excitement and an appreciation of its essential creativity.