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Maths

Mathematics

Maths is taught for 45 minutes every day in Key Stage 1 and for one hour in Key Stage 2.  All lessons start with a mental starter which focuses on counting and number facts. The recall of all number facts is key to making children strong mathematicians.

Pupils will develop their skills in mental and written calculation, shape and space and measures (including time). These skills will be taught and developed through the use of investigative real life contexts and problem solving activities wherever possible.  Pupils will be expected to learn common numbers facts and their times tables to 12 times.

Our approach to teaching maths will enable our pupils to:

  • become fluent in mental mathematics, so that they can recall number facts rapidly and accurately;
  • apply the mathematical operations using whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages through varied and frequent practice;
  • use their mental and calculations knowledge to apply these to increasingly complex problems;
  • develop conceptual understanding and apply this to all branches of mathematics including algebra;
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, identifying and exploring relationships and generalisations and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language;
  • 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.