Maths Intent

We believe every child can be a mathematician and have high expectations for them to succeed. We want our children to be confident and secure in their knowledge and understanding of this subject and fluent in their application of it. This will provide them with the skills they require for their future learning journey. 

We aspire for our pupils to:

  • Gain confidence in this subject and have a passion for it.
  • Have a deep understanding of the important concepts and the ability to make connections within this subject.
  • Have good number sense and the flexibility and ability to automatically recall number facts.
  • Understand and use a wide range of mathematical vocabulary.
  • Reason, generalise and explain their mathematical thinking.
  • Show initiative in solving problems in a wide range of contexts, including the new or unusual.
  • Think independently and to persevere when faced with challenges and embrace the value of learning from mistakes.
  • To make good progress towards end of year expectations

We are a learning community and all staff develop their pedagogical understanding of teaching for maths mastery through opportunities to plan collaboratively, coaching and mentoring, participating in staff meetings and INSETs and working in partnership with local the local Maths Hub (Enigma). 

This year our school is participating in the Mastering Number at Key Stage 2 project. We continue to embed Mastering Number within Reception and Key Stage 1. Furthermore, we are working with the Enigma Hub in a Sustaining work group. We also have a Primary Mastery Specialist working in our school. 

We have been running fluency workshops for our parents and carers. By completing a range of fun activities, they have been learning what their child is taught at school and how to help them at home to develop their fluency and number sense. 

Further resources for you to try at home

The links to TT Rock Stars and Numbots are at the end of this page.