Mathematics at Knightlow
Maths is a vital part of everyday life: it teaches children how to make sense of the world around them. It develops their ability to calculate but more importantly, to solve problems. Numbers are one way that we communicate between ourselves about our world; therefore, we need to understand what numbers represent, how numbers are used and how to describe the world mathematically.
Maths is a core subject with a range of cross-curricular links (e.g. data handling in Science, measures in Geography) but most often, is best taught discretely, using opportunities from other subjects to rehearse skills in a context. Mathematics involves developing confidence and competence in number work; shape, space and measure; handling data and the using and applying of these skills.
At Knightlow, we firmly believe that all pupils deserve the highest quality “diet” of mathematical teaching and learning experiences. Children will learn individually, in pairs and in a group throughout their time at Knightlow. They will also experience using a range of equipment, including ICT, to develop their mathematical understanding. We aim to ensure that all children are able to appreciate how Mathematics links to everyday life and we promote, in particular, the fundamental skills of time telling, weights and measures, money (including finding change) and reading and interpreting timetables.