Our aim in mathematics is that pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of the subject. Over time we are aiming for children to have a conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems. This method of teaching will develop children who are confident and competent in both number and measures.
The National Curriculum provides the guidelines and objectives to be taught from Reception to Year 6, and as a school our expectations and standards are set high to provide a challenge to all pupils.
A strong emphasis is placed on teaching mental arithmetic skills, calculation strategies and on children having a good knowledge of the number system, number bonds and multiplication tables.
Children will be given the opportunity to develop clear, logical and flexible approaches to activities and problems related whenever possible to real life situations in the world beyond the classroom.