At Gatehouse, our aims in mathematics are:

  • That every child will enjoy the subject and study it with confidence and a sense of achievement;
  • That every child will achieve his/her potential in numeracy and a range of other mathematical skills;
  • That every child will apply these skills with confidence and understanding when solving problems.

Key concepts and ideas are explored through a combination of individual, group or whole class teaching, as well as discussion, practical activities and investigations.

Lessons are planned to provide learning opportunities for all children, regardless of their current attainment. Those who show particular flair in mathematics will be given the opportunity to attempt more challenging and complex problems and investigations. Those who need to consolidate concepts will be provided with extra support to assist their learning.