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Mathematics at Central Primary School


Mathematics provides pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand the world around them. These tools include logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways. Mathematics is important in everyday life. It is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind, we endeavour to ensure that children develop a curious, persistent and positive attitude towards mathematics that will stay with them.

The objectives of the Mathematics Curriculum are:

  • To promote confidence and competence with numbers and number system.
  • To acquire a range of calculation strategies.
  • To calculate accurately and efficiently, both mentally and in writing.
  • To recognise the degree of effectiveness of a calculation strategy.
  • To judge whether their answers and methods are reasonable and have strategies for checking them where necessary.
  • To develop measuring skills in a range of contexts.
  • To demonstrate a practical understanding of the ways in which information is gathered and presented, being able to make predictions and explanations of the data presented.

Mathematics is a fundamental part of the curriculum and therefore it is taught every day from Reception to Year 6. Maths lessons are initially based on the National Curriculum 2014, which sets out the appropriate units of study for each phase. We carry out curriculum planning for Mathematics by using our long-term plans to create medium-term plans (slide sequences). All our units are stored electronically and are monitored by the Mathematics Coordinator in line with the school’s monitoring cycle. The different year group will explore the plans of the previous year group to support progression and retrieval throughout the year. Our long-term plans are available to parents/carers via the school’s website and details of the unit planning content are available in the half-termly overview.

Maths lessons will have the same structure and a clear learning intention from Y1-Y6. The lessons will include four stages: Practice, Consolidate, Revise and Apply. Children will be encouraged to complete all parts of the work in every lesson. If this is not achieved, teachers should still make sure that children have been exposed to a wide array of tasks.

Our mathematics teaching equips the children with a variety of numeracy skills, achieved through the application of conceptual and procedural variation in the lesson. Note-taking will also aid the acquisition and retrieval of knowledge as well as providing a resource to refer to when reviewing learning.  Children will also have access to differentiated work according to ability and where possible additional adult support will also be provided. 

Please find more information about the units the pupils learn from the Curriculum Overviews on the class pages.

Class pages with links to the Curriculum Overviews
Nursery Reception Year 1 Year  2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 SLCN base Forest

Please take a look at our Curriculum policy to see more details.

Further information in the National Curriculum.

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