Maths

Our Maths Curriculum aims to ensure that every child has an appreciation and love for Maths. We strive for them to become confident Mathematicians through problem solving and reasoning. We want our children to be prepared for the wider world, to develop financial literacy and numerical fluency to help them gain employment and succeed in their careers. Most of all, we want all children to enjoy Maths, to flourish in this subject and to have an appreciation of the beauty and power of Mathematics.

Children will:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Reason mathematically
  • Solve problems by applying their Mathematics

Mathematical understanding starts in Early Years where children develop the fundamental skills of counting, sorting, matching and comparing through play and talk. Using play based and experiential learning including traditional counting songs, appealing physical resources, number books and pictorial representations, children develop a sound grasp of early mathematical concepts and language.

Throughout the school, we follow the National Curriculum, using the White Rose Maths approach to build deep understanding, confidence and competency. We blend concrete, pictorial and abstract approaches to give children a firm grasp of numerical concepts and methods. We recognise the importance of mathematical language and support children to articulate and explore their ideas in pairs, groups and the whole class. We encourage regular retrieval practice to ensure strong recall of basic number facts, and teach problem solving to enable children to use and apply their maths knowledge. Teachers are trained and supported to ensure that no child is left behind and that children with knowledge gaps or specific numeracy issues are supported to access the full curriculum.

Our wider curriculum reinforces mathematical knowledge and maths concepts through, for example, data handling and presentation in ICT, developing sound chronological awareness in History and understanding distances and direction in Geography.

We know that many parents and carers lack confidence in their own maths abilities, or worry that they don’t know how to help when the maths is very different to the way they were taught. We work with parents and carers to help them support their child with maths, and offer a range of maths workshops and information sessions for parents.