In teaching mathematics, our aim is to develop positive attitudes to maths, and to encourage mental mathematical thinking.  Within his or her capabilities, each child needs to develop the mathematical skills, understanding and strategies as set out in the national curriculum for mathematics.


Maths lessons, in each Year Group, are usually conducted in classes, where children receive the appropriate support and extension to improve their individual understanding.


The National Curriculum sets out what each child will be taught. It places great emphasis on developing mental and oral skills, which will be worked on daily. By implementing the curriculum we aim to give the children greater confidence in dealing with numbers, while developing accuracy in solving problems using mental, pencil and paper and calculator methods where appropriate.


Children will also experience planned activities to further their understanding in shape, space, measurement and data handling.Children are also taught how to apply their mathematical skills through investigations, puzzle solving and other open ended tasks. They are often asked to explain their thinking verbally to each other or to their group or class or in writing as part of their classwork.


Please see the document below, recently shared at our maths Workshop for parents.  This document shows the progressions skills for the four operations.  This document has been created with the most recent research and is in line with the age expectations for the 2014 national curriculum.


Please see the links below for useful websites:

Maths Policy
Maths Policy - December 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [443.2 KB]
Official Progression Of Skills
Official Progression of Skills 2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [965.5 KB]
Progression Map - Addition & Subtraction
Progression Map Addition and Subtraction[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [553.1 KB]
Progression Map - Algebra
Progression Map Algebra.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [662.9 KB]
Progression Map - Fractions
Progression Map Fractions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [574.1 KB]
Progression of Geometry - Position, Direction and Movement
Progression Map Geometry Position Direct[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [405.0 KB]
Progression Map - Geometry and Properties of Shape
Progression Map Geometry properties of s[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [405.0 KB]
Progression Map - Measurement
Progression Map Measurement.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [571.3 KB]
Progression Map - Multiplication & Division
Progression Map Multiplication and Divis[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [581.3 KB]
Progression Map - Place Value
Progression Map Place Value.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [561.1 KB]
Progression Map - Ratio & Proportion
Progression Map Ratio and Proportion.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [410.6 KB]
Progression Map - Statistics
Progression Map Statistics.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [408.1 KB]

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