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We expect every child to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, to be able to reason and to solve problems. They will be able to visualise different solutions, describe their reasoning with mathematical language and be able to experiment with different methods and approaches to find the answer to the problem they face. 

We follow the White Rose scheme of learning in Early Years, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two to guide our learning journey in mathematics. We pride ourselves in a flexible approach to teaching and grouping children. 

In Early Years and Nursery, continuous provision is carefully planned to ensure a variety of mathematical activities are available for children to access freely. These activities encourage the learning of maths in a child led environment, where teachers and teaching assistants model use questioning to encourage children to explore mathematical concepts. Mathematical language is modelled to children in order to encourage discussion during play and through the use of books and rhymes. In Reception, children are also taught in small groups each day, where the White Rose planning is used to support the Early Learning Goals, to ensure that children are given the opportunity to master the fundamental mathematical skills.

In KS1 and KS2, lessons give children ample opportunity to explore and embed their mathematical skills, using practical resources to support a concrete - pictorial - abstract (CPA) learning pathway. Where possible, new concepts are shared within the context of an initial related problem, which children are able to discuss. This initial problem-solving activity prompts discussion and reasoning, as well as promoting an awareness of maths in relatable real-life contexts that link to other areas of learning. As a result, all children are exposed to challenging questions which are modelled by the teacher. This allows children to be exposed to the process of reasoning and problem solving in a ‘safe’ environment, where staff explain their thinking and strategies used to solve problems.

Our pupils will leave primary school with a love and enjoyment of maths; be fluent in arithmetic skills; approach reasoning and problem solving tasks with resilience, and be able to draw on a variety of strategies to help solve these problems; use mathematical language accurately and confidently to express their ideas; and, understand the importance of maths and its links to other subjects and the wider world.