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How we teach Mathematics

All children follow the National Curriculum 2014 which is broken down to year group specific objectives. The Foundation Stage children follow the Early Year’s Foundation Stage Curriculum which has just two areas for Maths – Number and Shape, Space & Measure. Each year group objectives are broken down to blocks of teaching which are again broken down into small teachable steps. Mathematics is taught through a daily mathematics lesson which includes elements of fluency, reasoning and problem solving. A variety of teaching styles are used within school including using practical apparatus, ICT programmes and mental skills. Skills are built on each year and developed further. We follow a mastery approach to teaching and learning, this has number at its core, with a large proportion of time being spent on this area. The mastery approach allows for depth of learning whilst offering support where needed.