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Intent Our intent is to maintain and further raise standards in mathematics through enabling our children to become confident, competent and fluent mathematicians. We believe that it is important for children to develop an appreciation of the relevance and purpose of maths in everyday life. They need to become aware of the relationships and connections between mathematical ideas.

Implementation We use the Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract approach to teaching maths which helps children learn new ideas and build on their existing knowledge by introducing abstract concepts in a more familiar and tangible way.

Children are given a wide range of purposeful, practical and fun investigative experiences to practise and consolidate concepts and skills. Problem-solving is an essential part of mathematics and children have opportunities to apply their problem-solving skills in everyday situations. 

The children have access to a wide range of mathematical equipment including Numicon and Dienes, which is a multi-sensory approach with problem-solving, reasoning and conversation at its heart. It enables them to:

  • develop fluency by using a visual, practical base to develop conceptual understanding and fluent recall.
  • reason mathematically through the use of concrete objects and spoken language to explain and justify.
  • develop into confident problem solvers.

Children are encouraged to understand and use mathematical language through work on Numbers and the number system, Measurement. Geometry and Statistics. Children record their learning in a wide variety of forms including written work, diagrams, photos of practical tasks and through IT.

Impact Our approach to the teaching and learning of maths, results in a fun and engaging curriculum that embeds understanding and knowledge through hands on, practical activities.  Our maths curriculum prepares all children, including disadvantaged and SEND, to acquire the knowledge they need to succeed in life.