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Maths in Our School
Mathematics is embedded in the ethos of the Early Years where we seize every opportunity to develop children’s mathematical development and their use of mathematical vocabulary. Much of this is done through exposure to daily routines, well planned learning opportunities based on children’s individual needs and high quality interactions between children and adults.
As children progress into Key Stage One they are taught through a mastery approach, focussing on depth of learning and understanding of the key concepts in maths. We have high expectations of our children and challenge them through rich and varied problem solving activities.
Purpose of study
Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore 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.
The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
  • 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 nonroutine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
The document below shows the progression of skills taught from Year 1 to Year 2
Other useful documents have been linked below.