Our school motto, ‘Ad Vitam Paramus’ – We Are Preparing for Life, epitomises the high aspirations that we have for our pupils. Encouraging them to have a life-long love of learning and fostering a ‘can do’ attitude, throughout their time at Mount Nod, is integral to our core values.
Mathematics is a fundamental part of life and we believe that our teaching needs to equip children with the necessary tools to help them understand and make sense of the world around them. Tools such as the ability to reason, problem solving skills and being able to think in abstract ways. Children can use these skills to analyse and communicate ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems.
We endeavour to ensure that all children are not only equipped for these problems but can also imagine themselves as mathematicians and develop a healthy, enthusiastic and confident attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them and prepare them for life.
At Mount Nod we are part of the ‘Central Maths Hub’ in England, who support the continuous improvement of mathematics education. Their expertise and training has helped us to enhance our ‘Maths Mastery’ approach to teaching. This is a well-researched approach, inspired by areas in countries at the top of the table for attainment in mathematics education, such as Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Many primary schools across England have begun to embrace this new way of teaching maths and we are proud to be at the forefront of this.