Mathematics is an important creative discipline that helps us to understand and change the world. We want all pupils at Shawlands Primary School to experience the beauty, power and enjoyment of mathematics and develop a sense of curiosity about the subject with a clear understanding.

At Shawlands we foster positive can do attitudes and we promote the fact that ‘We can all do maths!’ We believe all children can achieve in mathematics, and teach for secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts through manageable steps. We use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning and provide challenge through rich and sophisticated problems. At our school, the majority of children will be taught the
content from their year group only. They will spend time becoming true masters of content, applying and being creative with new knowledge in multiple ways.

We aim for all pupils to:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the

    ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

  • be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing

    sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios

  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or

    proof using mathematical language.

  • have an appreciation of number and number operations, which enables mental calculations and written

    procedures to be performed efficiently, fluently and accurately to be successful in mathematics.

We use the White Rose mixed age planning overview and Deepening Understanding resources alongside teachers own resources to help secure children’s learning.

Maths Long term Overview

Maths in EYFS

Maths in Reception overview

Maths Policy

Calculation Policy

Calculation Policy Glossary

Maths Vocabulary Progression

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