Through following the 2014 National Curriculum for Mathematics, we aim to ensure that all children:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Can reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Throughout the school, the teaching of mathematics uses the mastery approach; this involves children developing a deep understanding of mathematical content and having a variety of methods to solve any mathematical problem.

Through high quality teaching we aim to develop each child’s competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skill. We understand that mathematics can be explored through an array of activities and opportunities, which allow the children to acquire knowledge and skills, and build on prior learning. In addition to this, we also understand the importance of children being able to apply skills learned and acquired in mathematics to other areas of the curriculum and everyday life.