At Gordon Primary School, we recognise Mathematics as a functional tool and a set of valuable key life skills. We want all children leaving Gordon Primary School, not only to be numerate, but to be able to transfer their mathematical skills to other curriculum areas and into everyday life. By “numerate”, we are referring to an individual’s ability to think and react mathematically, to apply number sense to everyday situations and to reason, using acquired number knowledge.
We want to impart to our children that Mathematics is not confined to just acquiring mathematical skills, but is most importantly about adopting an inquiring approach, being curious and approaching the problems with enthusiasm. Our ultimate aim is to lead children to employ the appropriate application skills to problem solving with confidence.
We hope that the information in these pages, alongside the work we continue to share across the site, provides you with an insight into the learning opportunities taking place in our school. We hope that this site provides parents with useful information and support that will aid home learning and encourage families to engage with their child's work in Mathematics.