Our Maths Vision
At Hayward’s we strive for all children to develop a positive attitude to Maths as an interesting and valuable subject; we do not want children to fear Maths yet have a belief that they can achieve highly.
We strive for all children to become confident when talking about their mathematics, using reasoning – apparatus, diagrams and explanations – to show their understanding; we have high expectations of children’s use of mathematical language.
We strive for all children to understand that Maths is not only the quick recall or computation of number facts – although these are fundamental – but that it is the considered thought and application using what they know to work through a problem; we want children to feel confident when solving problems.
We strive for all children to develop a range of efficient strategies – their own tool kits – and make choices about how to use their maths; we want children to make decisions and explain them.
We strive for all children to feel challenged but enthused by Maths; we want every child to enjoy and succeed as Mathematicians, understanding its very important place in our world.