At Lambrook, our vision is to provide every pupil with an enjoyable and successful experience of mathematics.

We encourage pupils to:

  • Develop their mathematical knowledge and oral, written and practical skills in ways that promote confidence and foster enjoyment.
  • Develop abilities to reason logically, to generalise and to use mathematics as an effective means of communication.
  • Stimulate their curiosity, interest in and enjoyment of mathematics.
  • Extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques and use them in progressively difficult, unstructured problems and real-life situations.
  • Develop an understanding of coherence and progression in mathematics and of how different areas of mathematics can be connected.
  • Use technology such as calculators and computers when appropriate, recognise when such use may be inappropriate and be aware of limitations.
  • Develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, to the world of work and to society in general.
  • Take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.

Maths is currently taught in set ability groups from Years 3-8. The Year 3 children spend several weeks with their form classes in September before being separated into groups that will suit their needs. Our Mathematics Schemes of Work are written in accordance with the National Numeracy Strategy and Common Entrance guidelines, though not constrained by either. Time is built in for problem solving and real life challenges, which ensures that pupils are confident and well prepared for their futures. Due to the spiralling nature of the Mathematics, curriculum topics are repeatedly visited on a frequent basis with each visit building slightly on previous understanding.

We aim to give each pupil a Mathematics education that will meet their needs on an individual basis. Teachers deliver the appropriate scheme of work for a pupil’s ability, giving great scope to both support and extend our learners. We aspire to make our Mathematics lessons fun, creative, stimulating, challenging and interactive within a purposeful environment. The Department takes a shared approach to the structuring of learning objectives to ensure the smooth transition of students from teacher to teacher.

We ensure that all pupils receive adequate exam practice, regardless of their intended destinations so that they are able to achieve their full potential and obtain a sense of pride and confidence.