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The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all children:
  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, so that children develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
At St Mary's, we work towards these aims by: 
  • focusing on securing the fundamentals of counting, number recognition, place value and recall of number facts (including times tables)
  • supporting conceptual understanding with structured imagery including numicon, dienes, cuisennaire, bar model
  • applying mathematical understanding to a range of contexts including 'real-life'
  • promoting talk and the use of rich mathematical vocabulary
To enable a structured, mastery approach to maths, children in Y1 to Y6 follow the Inspire Maths scheme.

The specific maths programmes of study for each year group can be found under the 'Our Curriculum - Year Groups' tab

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