- We follow medium term plans that use a mastery approach to teaching maths and which covers the entire maths curriculum.
- Concrete and pictorial representations are used to help build procedural and conceptual knowledge together.
- Children become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
- We teach children how to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- Pupils practise their arithmetic skills regularly. They develop and maintain fluency in both written and mental calculations. They learn to distinguish between written and mental calculations. They also learn how to explain calculations
- We explicitly teach skills such as how to use mathematical equipment accurately and other areas of maths such as measure and geometry.