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Maths is a necessary life skill that you use on a daily basis. It enables everyone to succeed in life, even if you think you ‘can’t do maths’, you are doing it every day. Although it may seem like maths problems, such as algebra or pi, have no real use in everyday life, this couldn’t be further from the truth!  Maths is incredibly important in our lives and, without realising it, we use mathematical concepts, as well as the skills we learn from doing maths problems every day.  Shopping, measuring, cooking, gardening, budgeting and even paying those dreaded bills require a mathematical skill.

To me, maths means much more than adding and subtracting. It makes our life orderly. Studying mathematics will not only develop more engineers and scientists, but also produce people who can learn and think creatively and critically, no matter what their chosen career. Maths is at the forefront of our world and to not know maths is like walking through an art museum with your eyes closed.  Learning and appreciating maths can help you appreciate things that you would not otherwise notice about the world. In reality, maths is everywhere! 

Mrs Kingdon



examples of children's work from ks1 and ks2


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Maths clubs

We run Maths clubs during the year for lots of different age groups. Most recently was the 'Very Hard Maths Club' where over 200 children took part each Wednesday after school for 6 weeks. The children played games, had competitions and were quizzed on their basic skills. The children and the teachers had great fun and we look forward to running it again next year.

Maths Trips

  • Tower Bridge
  • Canal Museum
  • Museum of London Docklands
  • Elhurst School Maths competition - Year 5
  • Old Palace Maths competition  - Year 5
  • National Mathematics competition - Year 6

    Fairchildes Primary School

    Fairchildes Avenue, New Addington, Croydon, CR0 0AH
    01689 842268