Mathematics

Children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are taught mathematics in line with the National Curriculum (2014). We provide a curriculum that offers opportunities for children to reason mathematically and solve problems. In Key Stage 1, the principal focus of mathematics teaching is ensuring that children are confident and secure in mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. The main focus in Lower Key Stage 2 is to develop the children’s fluency with whole numbers and the four operations, number facts including multiplication facts and the concept of place value. When children reach Upper Key Stage 2, teaching focuses upon extending children’s understanding of the number system and place value to include larger numbers. This then helps to develop the children’s skills in multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio. Teaching also focuses on the four operations of number and developing efficient written methods.