Headteacher - Miss K Robinson , Fryston Road, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 3EP
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ADDITION - SUBTRACTION - MULTIPLICATION - DIVISION - FRACTIONS - DECIMALS - PERCENTAGES - PLACE VALUE - MEASURES - GEOMETRY - RATIO & PROPORTION - ALGEBRA - STATISTIC
Look at what we learn in maths...
FAMOUS IN THIS FIELD
Best known for: his code-breaking skills during WWII
Computers would probably have been non-existent if it wasn't for famous British mathematician, Alan Turing. Having been a child prodigy, he went on to university to pursue his PhD.
Soon, he became an important member of a group of code-breakers in the 'Government Code and Cypher School' Bletchley Park. He was given the daunting task of deciphering the ever-changing German codes sent through the ingenious machine, 'Enigma'.
Alan proved the almost impossible task, possible with his 'bombe' device, which used a technique called 'Banburismus'. Eventually this mathematician and his team of code-breakers were successful in defeating the 'Enigma'. However, two code-breakers from his team were found out to be Soviet spies, and thus the work was declared highly confidential.
For a long time, no records of Turing's work were available, and the 'Official Secrets Act' prohibited him from talking about his work to anyone. His works and life has recently been popularised by the ‘Academy Award’ winning movie, ‘The Imitation Game’, released in 2014. Read on and explore the life and works of this brilliant mathematician and code-breaker.
MATHEMATICS - OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE...
Mathematics equips pupils with the uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem solving skills, mastery skills and the ability to think in abstract ways.
Mathematics is important in everyday life. It is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind we endeavour to ensure that our pupils develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards Mathematics that will stay with them.
The Mathematics Curriculum describes in detail what pupils must learn in each year group. Combined with the Pyramid’s Calculation Policy, this ensures continuity and progression and high expectations for attainment in Mathematics.
It is vital that a positive attitude towards Mathematics is encouraged among all of our pupils in order to foster confidence and achievement in a skill that is essential in our society. Across the Pyramid we use the National Curriculum for Mathematics (2014) as the basis of our Mathematics program. We are committed to ensuring that all pupils achieve mastery in the key concepts of mathematics, appropriate for their age group, in order that they make progress and avoid gaps in their understanding that provide barriers to learning as they move through education. Assessment for Learning, an emphasis on investigation, problem solving and the development of mathematical thinking and a rigorous approach to the development of teacher subject knowledge are therefore essential components of our approach to this subject.
The National Curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure all pupils: