Mathematics is taught daily as a discrete subject, although opportunities are made, whenever possible, to apply knowledge and understanding across the curriculum.
In our school, mathematics is delivered using mastery approaches, which enable children to develop a secure understanding of key concepts in an engaging way.
To enable our children to grow as successful mathematicians, they are supported to develop: fluency in number facts, times tables and written methods of calculating; reasoning skills and problem solving strategies.
Children’s mathematical understanding is developed through the use of concrete apparatus and pictorial representations, before moving onto abstract concepts and calculations. Children are helped to acquire confidence, enthusiasm and resilience through oral and mental activities, talk tasks, investigations, practical tasks and mathematical games. In mathematics lessons children are frequently encouraged to explain their mathematical thinking using terminology correctly. When children demonstrate that they have a secure grasp of a new concept, they are given opportunities to apply this new learning in a range of different contexts.