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Maths

Purpose of Study

Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

 

Hamilton Trust

We use the Hamilton Trust Maths scheme for our progression of study. Our teachers use the scheme as a framework to base their lesson planning from in order to ensure progression over the course of EYFS to KS2. Please follow this link to their curriculum mapping.

 

Our calculation policy can be found below:

Mathematical fluency

 

Our approach to teaching Maths has been built upon the work of Craig Barton's book: 'How I wish I taught maths'. Mathematical fluency in the core essentials of the subject is essential in order to problem solve and reason mathematically. For this reason, every year group has three 'non-negotiables' that pupils practice daily in order to build automacity and free up working memory for more complex problems.  

 

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