At Horton Mill we believe mathematics equips pupils with a unique set of powerful tools to understand the world and how it operates. These tools include logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways.
Mathematics is important in everyday life. It is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind we endeavour to ensure that children develop a healthy and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them for life.
We want all children at Horton Mill Primary School to see themselves as mathematicians and to:
- Have a positive attitude towards the learning of mathematics and an enthusiasm for the subject
- Be able to identify mathematical relationships (spatial, numerical and logical) and see their relevance to everyday life.
- Be able to carry out practical activities involving measurement, estimation and calculation.
- Be able to use money in everyday situations.
- Be able to read and record mathematical statements using correct terminology and symbols.
- Be able to interpret diagrams, charts, graphs and tables.
- Have an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.
- Have developed an ability to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life.
- Have developed an understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry and experiment.