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All Saints' Church of England Primary School

All Saints' C of E Primary School

Specific Area: Maths


Developing a strong grounding in number is essential so that all children develop the necessary building blocks to excel mathematically. Children should be able to count confidently, develop a deep understanding of the numbers to 10, the relationships between them and the patterns within those numbers. By providing frequent and varied opportunities to build and apply this understanding - such as using manipulatives, including small pebbles and tens frames for organising counting - children will develop a secure base of knowledge and vocabulary from which mastery of mathematics is built. In addition, it is important that the curriculum includes rich opportunities for children to develop their spatial reasoning skills across all areas of mathematics including shape, space and measures. It is important that children develop positive attitudes and interests in mathematics, look for patterns and relationships, spot connections, ‘have a go’, talk to adults and peers about what they notice and not be afraid to make mistakes.

Essential numeracy skills are taught and applied through various contexts both in teacher focus groups and through play, using White Rose Maths and the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCTEM) to develop fluency and achieve mastery. Children are encouraged to use correct mathematical vocabulary and are actively engaged in problem-solving activities where they can apply their knowledge of mathematical concepts, throughout the day.

Maths carpet sessions are lead 4x weekly for approximately 30 minutes and make use of Numberblocks resources to engage young learners and the CPA approach to learning. Maths is also part of the continuous provision both inside and outside the classroom and weekly focus activities are completed with class teacher sin small groups.