Teaching of Maths is developed through the mastery approach.  At the centre of this approach is the belief that all pupils have the potential to succeed. All children should have access to the same curriculum content and, rather than being extended with new content from other year groups, they should deepen their conceptual understanding by challenge, reasoning and problem solving. Lessons are structured on fluency work, reasoning and problem solving, with a focus on ‘how’ a problem can be solved and ‘why’ do you think that? New concepts within our scheme of work are introduced by using a concrete, pictorial, abstract approach. See calculation policy. All calculations follow the calculation policy which is set out in year groups.

Aims of our curriculum

  • To develop a growth mindset about ability to learn mathematics,
  • To develop a positive attitude towards the subject,
  • To become confident and proficient with number, including fluency with mental calculation and looking for connections between numbers,
  • To create problem solvers, who can reason, think logically, work systematically and apply their knowledge of mathematics,
  • To develop mathematical language which children can use appropriately,
  • To help children to become independent learners and to work cooperatively with others,
  • To give a real life context to learning in Mathematics.

For more information please see our Maths Policy below.

The following link will give you information about the Mathematics National Curriculum and expectations in Key Stage one and Key Stage two.