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To ensure all pupils:

  • receive a relevant, challenging and enjoyable mathematics curriculum;
  • develop the use of mathematical language through speaking and listening, including reasoning and explanations;
  • understand the value of mathematics in everyday situations;
  • become fluent in the fundamentals of maths, developing conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately;
  • be able to reason mathematically by justifying, making links to known facts, or providing proof using mathematical language;
  • challenge concepts through solving problems by applying mathematic knowledge. 
  • make links to mathematical knowledge and understanding within other subjects.


In our Nursery and Reception, our young mathematicians will be provided with many exciting opportunities; both indoors and outdoors through planned purposeful play and a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities, to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating, simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shape, space, and measure. In Key Stage 1, we use White Rose Maths to ensure that the curriculum provides many opportunities for children to develop confidence and fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. The use of practical equipment, such as concrete objects and measuring tools, will support the children to gain a deeper conceptual understanding before being challenged through tasks and questions to explain their reasoning and solve a range of problems. The children are equipped with the skills to recognise shapes and their properties and also to identify measures to describe and compare different quantities such as length, mass, capacity/volume, time and money.