What does a Grimley and Holt mathematician do?

We aim to achieve deeper understanding, greater enjoyment and see improvements in performance.

We follow the principle that maths is fun and focus on developing a foundation of skills and habits of thinking mathematically that are life-enriching.

Because it is vital to be numerate to participate fully in society and democratic processes.

Because our economy depends on a numerate workforce and a significant number of specialists in maths and science-related subjects.

So, when we’re thinking about the ‘Intent’ of our programme, it is all about finding ways to ensure that every young person, regardless of background, has a rich and meaningful mathematics education.

This education is achieved through exploration, clarification, practice and application to a variety of contexts. At each stage of learning, children should be able to demonstrate a deep, conceptual understanding of the topic and be able to build on this over time. The deep and deepest levels are what we are aiming for by teaching maths using the Mastery approach.

Our children learn to apply and exercise their mathematics knowledge through specially planned investigation sessions and throughout the curriculum in Mantle of the Expert sessions.

Children at Grimley and Holt will:

  • have access to a high quality maths curriculum that is both challenging and enjoyable, and builds upon previous learning;
  • enjoy a variety of mathematical opportunities, which will enable them to make the connections;
  • recognise, from the earliest stage, that maths underpins much of our daily lives;
  • be confident mathematicians who are not afraid to take risks;
  • be independent learners with inquisitive minds who have secure mathematical foundations and an interest in self-improvement;
  • relish the opportunity to apply their mathematical knowledge across a broad and rich curriculum.
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