At Parkhill Junior School all children are fluent in both written and mental calculations, which are taught accurately according to the Calculations Policy (Article 3- best interests of the child are top priority). Children are able to apply their secure mathematical knowledge when solving problems, and can do this through a wide range of investigative activities which deepen their learning.
Children can clearly articulate how and why they answered a problem the way they did; giving clear examples and reasons (Article 13). Challenging mathematical thinking is embedded in every lesson in all classes. Pupil engagement in maths is high and pupils are able to learn and work independently and collaboratively. All pupils are excited and enthusiastic about mathematics; they thrive on the competitive and challenging nature of the subject, and this enables them to excel (Article28 and 30).