”It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longerAlbert Einstein
Mathematics is essential in everything we construct, everything we calculate and almost every problem we solve in our daily lives. We want our pupils to reason and problem solve, flexibly applying methods and translating their knowledge and learning to new situations.
For the Prep classes (Reception, Year one and two) we offer a broad a balanced curriculum where the children are able to build on the foundations set in the Early Years and further develop their knowledge of number, statistics, measurement and geometry. We aim for our pupils to develop the confidence to deconstruct and reconstruct numbers, observe patterns and collate and present data. To further enrich the curriculum and develop the breadth of topics being taught, the children become enthralled in engineering and enterprise projects that have included; creating their own ‘balloon powered cars,’ initiating their own toy sales as well as inspiring visits to the Bank of England as part of Maths Week. All of these events build on the children’s growing understanding of maths and its relevance to their daily lives.