At Christow, we believe that children need to be given an opportunity to experience real Maths. Mathematics is integral to all aspects of life and with this in mind we endeavour to ensure that children develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards Mathematics that will stay with them. Mathematics equips children with the uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include a fluency in logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways.


    We use the National Curriculum for Mathematics (2014) as the basis of our Mathematics programme. The school employs a variety of teaching and learning styles during every Maths lesson. Children are taught in in mixed year groups and differentiated according to ability within those classes. Our teachers have passion and enthusiasm to engage with children at all levels in Maths lessons and take the time to identify individual needs. In order to provide adequate time for developing Mathematics, it is taught daily and discretely. However, application of skills is linked across the curriculum where appropriate.


    • to nurture a positive attitude to Mathematics as a challenging, compelling and expressive part of the curriculum
    • to encourage children to think clearly and logically with confidence
    • to develop a deeper understanding of Mathematics through a process of enquiry and investigation and explore without the fear of failure
    • to develop the ability to apply knowledge, skills and ideas in real life contexts outside the classroom and become aware of the uses of Mathematics in the wider world
    • to develop an ability and inclination to work both alone and collaboratively to solve Mathematical problems
    • to develop personal qualities such as perseverance, independent thinking, cooperation and self-confidence through a sense of achievement and success

    • Key Staff:

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    • have a well-developed sense of the size of a number and where it fits into the number system
    • know by heart number facts such as number bonds, multiplication tables, doubles and halves
    • use what they know by heart to figure out numbers mentally
    • calculate accurately and efficiently, both mentally and in writing
    • draw on a range of calculation strategies
    • recognise when it is appropriate to use a calculator and be able to do so effectively
    • make sense of number problems, including real problems and identify the operations needed to solve them
    • explain their methods and reasoning, using correct mathematical terms
    • judge whether their answers are reasonable and have strategies for checking them
    • explain and make predictions from the numbers in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables
    • develop spatial awareness and an understanding of the properties of 2D and 3D shapes

    • Children are assessed regularly to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Assessments are then used to inform a teacher's planning. This data is available for parents to see on the School Pupil Tracker website.



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