We want all children to develop into confident and competent mathematical thinkers and to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge in a range of challenging and stimulating situations. Our aim is that all children develop a positive and confident attitude to mathematics, enjoy mathematics and reach their full potential as mathematicians.
In Key Stage 1 we ensure pupils have confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. Pupils develop their ability to recognise, describe draw and compare different shapes and use related vocabulary. Teaching also involves using a range of measurements such as length, mass capacity, time and money.
In Key Stage 2 teaching ensures children become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and the four operations of number. During this stage children develop their ability to solve a range of problems, including increasingly complex properties of numbers. Knowledge and retention of multiplication tables are a high priority in lower Key Stage 2.