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Maths is taught for at least 45 minutes every day in Key Stage 1 and for at least one hour in Key Stage 2.  All lessons are planned around a mastery approach to mathematics focusing on developing a depth of understanding and well educated mathematicians.

Pupils will develop their skills in mental and written calculation, shape and space and measures (including time) through a scheme of work.  These skills will be taught and developed through the use of investigative real life contexts and problem solving activities wherever possible.  Pupils will be expected to learn common numbers facts and their times tables to 12 times.

The scheme of work will enable our pupils to:

  • become fluent in mental mathematics, so that they can recall number facts rapidly and accurately;
  • apply the mathematical operations using whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages through varied and frequent practice;
  • use their mental and calculations knowledge to apply these to increasingly complex problems;
  • develop conceptual understanding and apply this to all branches of mathematics including algebra;
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, identifying and exploring relationships and generalisations and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language;

solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non- routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.