“Nature is written in mathematical language”.
Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer
We believe that numeracy is so important for our students to develop logical thinking and reasoning strategies in their everyday activities. Our students need numeracy to solve problems and make sense of numbers, time, patterns and shapes for activities like cooking, reading receipts, reading instructions and even playing sport. Numeracy permeates every aspect of our students’ waking lives even if they do not see it at first. We aim to develop our students’ numeracy skills through a well-defined mathematics curriculum from Early Years’ provision to preparing our students for study at further and higher education.
To appreciate the natural world around us means understanding the rich mathematical patterns which we take for granted; from the Fibonacci sequence of sunflowers and snail shells to chaos theory - the science of surprises, of the nonlinear and the unpredictable; teaching us to expect the unexpected.
We want our students to lead fulfilling lives where they can solve problems, interpret information and appreciate the complexities of nature in the living environment around them.
Put simply, we believe that being numerate means being able to make the right decisions in an ever-changing world.