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Maths

A high quality maths education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject - Primary National Curriculum, 2014

Mathematics is important in everyday life.  It is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind we endeavour to ensure that children develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them.

Our aim is to provide children with the understanding, skills, knowledge and application to become fully numerate.

The National Curriculum 2014 identifies what primary pupils need to do in order to be numerate: 

  • 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
  • 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.

The National Curriculum programmes of study set out the statutory entitlement to learning for all pupils in each Key Stage.

Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

  • Number (Place Value, Calculations and Fractions)
  • Measurement
  • Geometry (Properties of Shapes and Position and Direction)
  • Statistics

Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4)

  • Number (Place Value, Calculations and Fractions)
  • Measurement
  • Geometry (Properties of Shapes and Position and Direction)
  • Statistics

Upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6)

  • Number (Place Value, Calculations and Fractions)
  • Measurement
  • Geometry (Properties of Shapes and Position and Direction)
  • Statistics
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Algebra

Calculation Policy 

We are pleased to announce the release of our new and improved Maths Calculation Policy.  As a school, we value very highly any support you, as parents, are able to offer your child at home; these documents have therefore been written to provide you with the guidance in order to assist your child with the appropriate written calculation strategies your child is using in class.

The emphasis, initially, is on mental calculation skills, but progresses to the written strategies that your child is expected to become familiar with.  

Calculation Policy Addition - July 2019

Calculation Policy Subtraction - July 2019

Calculation Policy Multiplication - July 2019

Calculation Policy Division - July 2019